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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]

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than the start of a new year to review your hospital’s security measures. 

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise: Reduce your hospital’s risk

Cybersecurity threats like ransomware and malware attacks have been increasing in recent years, and many hospitals are particularly vulnerable. Because of the sensitive information hospitals have access to, cybersecurity issues are more than just a headache for IT – they can be a serious threat to patient safety. 

Your medical devices are vulnerable to newest security threat

Cybersecurity is crucial for hospitals, especially regarding the medical devices your facility uses every day. Unfortunately, protecting these devices from hackers and attacks can be tricky, and tactics used to gain unauthorized access are growing more complicated and complex. 

Top threats to data security in hospitals

If you think you’re seeing more healthcare-related data breaches in the news lately, it’s not just in your head. Hospitals and other healthcare providers have become popular targets for hackers and cybercriminals. But there’s good news: Healthcare IT pros are on top of the issue. 

Ransomware attacks spread: How to protect key data

If you think your hospital can’t get hit by a ransomware attack, think again. On the heels of a high-profile case in California comes news that several other hospitals have fallen victim to cyberattacks where hackers demand a ransom in exchange for access to critical system information. 

Lessons from 3 big cybersecurity disasters at hospitals

You don’t want your hospital’s sensitive patient protected health information (PHI) to fall victim to hackers – and risks are everywhere. So your facility must do everything in its power to prevent problems. 

Security threat: Hackers hold hospital data hostage

Hospitals need to be vigilant with their cybersecurity so they can protect themselves against outside attacks from hackers. And it could cost them more than just fines for data breaches – some attackers are holding hospitals’ electronic health records (EHR) systems hostage. 

Why medical device security should be top priority

While it’s not common just yet, hacking medical devices is poised to be one of the most significant security threats your hospital will face in the near future. And facilities that don’t start protecting themselves now could experience big problems. 

How to improve access management to reduce breach risks

Do you know how many workers have privileged access to your networks? Your cyber security could depend on the answer.