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Creating Sensors, Enforcers for Healthcare Network Security

August 26, 2015 - The first point to understand in this article on healthcare network security is that we are way beyond traditional networking conversations that revolve around simply passing traffic along properly. Modern networking environments are now highly intelligent architectures that have visibility into the flow of traffic, application delivery, and even malicious content. For a healthcare environment,...


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Creating Health Data Security with a Next-Generation Network

A big part of working with today’s healthcare environment is designing a robust health data security solution. Of course, this involves securing the entire network as well. In many cases, administrators fear that too much security also...

How Health Data Security, Healthcare CISOs Are Evolving

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) typically play an integral role when it comes to a healthcare organization's health data security plan. With technology continuing to evolve, it is essential that the CISO role also evolve as necessary....

University Health Systems CIO Talks Secure Messaging Future

Healthcare secure messaging is an increasingly popular option for covered entities as it can provide instant communication between employees, without compromising data security. Regular text messaging is not HIPAA compliant, but has become a...

How Big Data Affects Health IT Privacy, Security

The Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Health IT Policy Committee met earlier this week to discuss its recommendations for using big data in a way that does not compromise health IT privacy and security. In the Health Big Data Recommendations...

Halamka: Medical Device Security Essential for Hospitals

Medical device security is critical for hospitals and healthcare providers, and cannot be overlooked as covered entities work to create a comprehensive data security plan, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka,...

FDA Releases Medical Device Cybersecurity Warning

Medical device cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important issue as technology evolves and more healthcare organizations begin to implement new tools. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a warning over potential...

Health Data Security Vital for ‘Most Wired’ Cibola Hospital

The 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey was released last month by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Health data security and patient engagement...

How Information Governance Impacts Health Data Security

In two recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white papers regarding information governance (IG) practices, health data security measures proved to be of great concern for healthcare professionals. In the first white...

New Healthcare Cybersecurity Options in HITRUST Partnership

Healthcare cybersecurity remains a hot topic in the industry, especially as large-scale health data breaches continue to occur. However, a recently announced partnership hopes to offer better cyber insurance options for healthcare organizations,...

EHR Security Essential in HIE Push, Says AHA to Congress

As the push for HIE continues, it is important to not lose sight of EHR security, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). In a letter to Congress, the AHA explained that it is important to strengthen the existing policy framework...

How Next-Generation Firewalls Can Improve Health IT Security

As new threats emerge and as the healthcare organization becomes even more digital, one thing is becoming very clear: there is no one silver bullet around health IT security. Today, the security ecosystem is an end-to-end architecture involving...

How Wireless Controls Can Impact Health Data Security

It’s a new kind of digital world out there, and it can impact an organization's health data security options. Healthcare organizations are working with new technologies which are improving productivity as well as patient care. These...

Most Wired Survey: Health Data Security Top Hospital Priority

Health data security and patient engagement are top U.S. hospital priorities, according to a recent survey released by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In the 17th...

Healthcare Vendor Risk Management Programs Lagging, Says Study

Healthcare vendor risk management programs can have a huge impact on a healthcare organization’s ability to keep sensitive data - such as patient PHI - secure. However, if a recent study is any indication, healthcare vendor risk management...

Email Top Health Data Security Risk, Survey Finds

Email and messaging systems were cited as one of the top health data security risks that physicians, hospital administrators and health IT professionals are currently facing in healthcare, according to a MedData Group survey. The report gathered...

Health Data Security Use-Cases for Securing Data Centers

We stay on the topic of health data security because as a critical piece of technology, this will always be a challenge for any healthcare organization housing sensitive data. Healthcare is also bound by regulation, compliance, and evolving considerations...

Phishing Attacks Top Data Security Motivator, Says HIMSS

Nearly three-quarters of healthcare organizations list phishing attacks as a motivator for improving their data security environment, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). That was...

Healthcare Application Security Lagging, Says Study

The state of healthcare application security is seriously lacking when compared to other industries, according to a recent report, and is ranked near the bottom when it comes to remediating known application vulnerabilities. Veracode’s...

Balancing the Two Sides of the Health Data Security Coin

Maintaining strong health data security that also aligns with HIPAA guidelines and state regulations can be difficult. This delicate balance is also hampered with patients wanting reassurance that their personal data is secure, but also wanting...

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