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GAO Finds Information Security, Privacy Key IoT Challenges

May 17, 2017 - The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly becoming a popular option for healthcare organizations looking to improve communications and process more data. However, information security and privacy can be key challenges for numerous sectors, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Smart devices are being used in more areas, including fitness trackers or in GPS-based...


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GAO Finds Information Security, Privacy Key IoT Challenges

by Elizabeth Snell

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly becoming a popular option for healthcare organizations looking to improve communications and process more data. However, information security and privacy can be key challenges for numerous sectors,...

Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

by Elizabeth Snell

While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent survey. Lagging cloud...

IT Security Workers Expect IoT Cybersecurity Attack Increase

by Elizabeth Snell

As more industries, including healthcare, continue to implement connected devices in critical infrastructure segments, there will likely be an increase in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity attacks, according to a recent Tripwire...

Preparing Healthcare Data Security for the IoT Revolution

by Bill Kleyman

We oftentimes start these security articles with trends, an overview of what happened, and maybe a recent event revolving around cloud security or healthcare data security. The reality is that security has morphed into an ever-changing threat...

ICIT Finds Healthcare Sector at Great Risk for DDoS Attacks

by Elizabeth Snell

With its high dependency on digital records, network connectivity, accessible information, and real-time communication, healthcare is one of the sectors at greatest risk for a DDoS attack, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology...

What Should Entities Expect for Healthcare Security in 2017?

by Bill Kleyman

We can spend the entirety of this article discussing all of the breaches, security holes, and data loss that happened within healthcare this year alone. There are plenty of examples around encryption, physical device loss, lost user accounts,...

DHS Releases Internet of Things Security Principles

by Elizabeth Snell

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a set of principles last month to help organizations as they work to ensure Internet of Things (IoT) security through the process of creating and then using connected devices. Titled, “Strategic...

Malware Most Common Smart Hospital Data Security Threat

by Elizabeth Snell

Malware is the most common type of potential attack scenario for smart hospitals that poses a data security threat, according to a recent study from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). Smart hospitals have...

McAfee Highlights IoT and Cloud Security Threats, Trends

by Elizabeth Snell

Internet of Things (IoT) security and cloud security threats are key areas to watch for critical developments in 2017, according to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report. The report also highlighted 14 trends to keep...

House Subcommittee Talks Connected Device Cybersecurity Issues

by Elizabeth Snell

While the connected devices industry is seeing intense growth with evolving technologies, it is also important to be aware of the current cybersecurity issues, according to a recent hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee....

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