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Hospitals face a variety of security threats, from dangerous intruders to malicious data thieves. Learn the latest security tips and techniques here.

How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. 

Cloud services put patient information at risk

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management systems are all driving explosive adoption of cloud services in the healthcare industry. In this […] [MORE]

6 steps for creating an active shooter plan

From 2000-2011, there were 164 hospital related shootings. While that number means you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be shot in a hospital, shootings in and around healthcare grounds do happen and it’s up to hospital administrators to make sure a plan is in place. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP […] [MORE]

Endpoint Rx: Healthcare delivery requires secure mobile technology

Innovative healthcare delivery powered by mobile technology is just what the doctor ordered. In 1930, 40% of physician visits happened in the patient’s home, but by 1980, only 1% of appointments were house calls. Many factors are now driving an upswing in mobile, remote and home health care: an aging population, technology advances, ACA-related insurance […] [MORE]

Hacking health care: Inside scoop to the most vulnerable vertical

An IBM report claimed that the healthcare sector was the most frequently attacked sector, as more than 100 million health records were compromised and the report referred to 2015 as “the year of the healthcare breach.” In this guest post, Neil Hartley, head of North American operations for an enterprise legacy-to-cloud software company, details why […] [MORE]

3 healthcare technology security risks you should know about

The healthcare industry has become increasingly reliant on technology. From medical translation tools to mobile apps, these devices are helping healthcare institutions save money and improve patient treatment. But they’re also giving hackers the opportunity to steal sensitive health and financial information. In this guest post, Shayla Price, B2B marketing strategist, highlights three vulnerabilities in […] [MORE]

Cybersecurity questions healthcare company boards should be asking

Not a day goes by that headlines don’t have a story regarding the latest cyber breach, and the consequences experienced by customers and investors of the impacted company. Clearly these incidents highlight the importance of cybersecurity efforts not only by company management, but also by board of directors. In this guest post, Yelena Barychev, a […] [MORE]

2 big HIPAA settlements show why hospitals must protect computers, PHI

Your hospital needs to make sure it’s taking HIPAA compliance seriously, especially regarding its computers and networks. Any breaches or security problems involving patients’ protected health information (PHI) can have significant consequences for facilities – including hefty fines from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR). 

Patient data’s biggest threat: Man vs. machine

In 2015, the healthcare industry experienced 265 recorded cybersecurity data breaches, and those are just the ones that affected more than 500 patients, according to the Office of Civil Rights. While attacks on large-scale providers made headlines, organizations of all sizes are constantly at risk of a breach. In this guest post, Mark Johnson, founder […] [MORE]

Why cloud compliance & security should be top priority for hospitals

Many healthcare organizations want to take advantage of cloud-based clinical and support applications. But fear is holding them back. In this guest post, Gerry Grealish, cloud data security product & marketing at a provider of advanced web security solution for global enterprises and government organizations, explains how hospitals can take advantage of cloud solutions while […] [MORE]

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