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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.

Why cloud will be health care’s hero in 2018

Cloud computing is here and thriving, and it will ultimately serve an integral role in health care’s digital transformation in the coming year and beyond. In this guest post, Shahzad Ahmad, VP of cloud operations & delivery for a global healthcare leader in identity management, offers six ways the cloud will benefit health care in […] [MORE]

How to promote accessibility in healthcare cybersecurity

The more accessible healthcare information is, the more value it provides to patients and providers alike. But much of this information is sensitive, privileged or regulated, making it highly vulnerable when traveling in and out of networks. In this guest post, David Wagner, president and CEO of an email security company, details how to promote […] [MORE]

Hospitals – Ransomware targets

You may not notice this every day, but hospitals and medical devices are constantly under attack. One would expect hospitals to have robust cybersecurity strategies, however, many enterprises are still using outdated solutions. Lack of budget, resources and complicated infrastructure make hospital networks a challenge to protect. Consequently, they operate under less-than-ideal circumstances when it […] [MORE]

5 things healthcare organizations need to consider before embracing BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs offer healthcare organizations considerable benefits, but they also come with significant risks. In this guest post, Brad Spannbauer, senior director of product management and HIPAA privacy & compliance officer at an internet services provider, details the potential pitfalls healthcare facilities should consider before adopting a BYOD program.

Help for healthcare CISOs in budgeting for security products

With the healthcare industry being such a lucrative market for stealing private information, attacks are coming more often, criminals are more sophisticated and threats are constantly changing. And now that there’s an overwhelming number of security solutions being pitched, CISOs are often left questioning which security products will bring the best ROI for their budget. […] [MORE]

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]

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