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IoT Devices, Ultrasound Machines Pose Risk to Health IT Network

March 12, 2019 - The weakest link of a healthcare IT network is IoT devices, cloud, and mobile, including ultrasound machines, due to legacy operating systems and open source systems, according to a new report from Check Point Research. The researchers found that in many scenarios these devices are easy to hack into, putting the massive storage of patient data at risk. Specifically, the researchers...


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What’s at Stake with Healthcare IoT and Cloud? Unnecessary Risk

by Jessica Davis

The healthcare sector continues to adopt IoT technologies and move into the cloud at a rapid pace. But while these technologies support a value-based care model and can improve patient care, the tools can pose serious risks that...

NIST Warns About Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Healthcare IoT

by Fred Donovan

NIST has issued a draft report examining the cybersecurity vulnerabilities and privacy risks posed by Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including healthcare IoT.  “Many organizations are not necessarily aware they are using a...

FBI Warns About Attackers Targeting Internet of Things Devices

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare organizations are increasingly deploying Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve employee productivity and patient care. However, those same devices are being targeted by cybercriminals, warned the FBI in an August 2 public...

Best Practices to Secure Healthcare IoT, Connected Devices

by Bill Kleyman

We live in a connected world. This spans the data center, healthcare IoT, and the enterprise data center. In fact, many of you reading this right now may well have a Nest or Philips Hue in your house. Some of you, like me, might have even...

Healthcare Least Prepared for Ransomware Attacks, Other Cyberattacks

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare and public health sector is the least prepared of the critical infrastructure industries for ransomware attacks and other types of cyberattacks, according to a recent Pwnie Express survey of 582 IT security professionals...

Healthcare Data Encryption Used by Half of US Organizations

by Fred Donovan

Around 50 percent of US healthcare IT pros said their organizations are investing in healthcare data encryption to protect sensitive data, according to a recent survey by network management and security company Infoblox. Encryption of PHI...

Securing IoT Devices in the Increasingly Connected Hospital System

by Bill Kleyman

As a millennial, I love working with a connected hospital system. I can chat with my doctors through my phone, I can track my own information when I’m doing a visit, and I can even show my doctor some health stats from my fitness...

Health IoT Security Top Connected Technology Application Area

by Elizabeth Snell

Policymakers, managers, and standards participants need to be properly informed and enabled to develop and use cybersecurity standards in IoT components, systems, and services, according to a NIST workgroup. Health IoT security and four...

57% of Orgs Spend Money on Endpoint, Mobile Security Technologies

by Elizabeth Snell

With data breaches on the rise, organizations are increasingly turning to cloud, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), container, blockchain and/or mobile environments, recent research shows. Furthermore, over half of surveyed entities are...

How IoT Impacts Medical Device Cybersecurity Considerations

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly reliant on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which has pushed entities of all sizes to ensure they are staying mindful of medical device cybersecurity measures. With medical devices that...

Applying US-CERT IoT Security Best Practices to Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming integrated into the daily operations of numerous organizations, which means that entities need to keep IoT security a top priority, according to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team...

IoT Security Top Concern for Business Technology Leaders

by Elizabeth Snell

More healthcare organizations are implementing connected medical devices and are moving storage and backup options to the cloud. However, healthcare technology leaders are greatly concerned over IoT security with connected devices,...

Creating a Culture of Data Privacy, Security in Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

Organizations of all sizes need to be working toward maintaining proper data privacy and security measures in the healthcare industry. The threat landscape is continuously evolving, and falling behind could lead to a large-scale data...

Focusing on Healthcare IoT Security with Expanding Market

by Elizabeth Snell

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a more attractive option to organizations across sectors, but IoT security, standards, interoperability, and cost are still key concerns for executives, a recent report...

Medical Device Cybersecurity Top Challenge to IoT Ecosystem

by Elizabeth Snell

Individuals working in the Internet of Things (IoT) connected medical device ecosystem are most concerned with potential medical device cybersecurity issues, according to a recent Deloitte poll. Nearly one-third of respondents –...

Healthcare IoT Security Market Set to Grow Next 5 Years

by Elizabeth Snell

As more healthcare organizations implement connected devices and are turning to cloud computing options, healthcare IoT security is quickly becoming a key issue. Healthcare IoT can revolutionize the industry, and improve patient care as...

Ensuring Healthcare IoT Security in an Evolving Industry

by Bill Kleyman

Last week at the InteropITX Conference I discussed a very interesting topic – IoT and security. At the event, I referenced a startup healthcare IoT organization aiming to revolutionize the market with intelligent medical and recovery...

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...

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...

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