Future-proofing security

Hackers are prepping for future attacks. Are you?

Hospital information security teams and IT shops are in a precarious spot: They have to not only protect information cybercriminals increasingly see as more valuable than other types, but they also have to safeguard against the next big threat when it’s impossible to know what it will be or when it might strike. It also doesn't help that new types of attacks are emerging just about every month, too: WannaCry, Petya-NotPetya, Locky, just to name a few.

This special project explains why cybersecurity is top of mind for nearly all healthcare organizations as they plan for the future.

Essential reports and insights

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Future-proofing security: Protecting against weaponized malware

by Jessica Davis

Plan for sophisticated threats and evaluate IT tools on the horizon to be as ready as possible for what’s ahead.

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Pro tip: Design cybersecurity systems around employee workflows

by Jessica Davis

Marin General saw a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities just by building a system designed for its users.

Survey uncovers what’s next on providers’ cybersecurity agendas

by Commvault

Less than half of healthcare IT professionals are confident their organization’s overall level of cybersecurity.

Resources to rely on

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Checklist: 5 steps to future-proof your cybersecurity program

by Jessica Davis

For starters, it’s important to routinely check for gaps in your systems, and whether the tools in place can thwart current threats.

As data vulnerabilities escalate, healthcare must supercharge security efforts

by Commvault

Ananth Balasubramanian, general manager of worldwide healthcare business at Commvault, is all about data.

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Future Proofing: Take Your Cybersecurity Confidence to the Next Level

by Commvault

A HIMSS Analytics survey reveals that many responents are not confident in their security.

The cybersecurity balancing act: more education, technology or training?

by Commvault

Healthcare organizations are putting their money where their security concerns are.

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10 stubborn cybersecurity myths, busted

by Jessica Davis

As common half-truths and misperceptions plague information security, we separate truth from fiction and outline steps to take in order to make your healthcare institution safer.

Future Proofing Healthcare: Cybersecurity

by Commvault

In blind surveys and in-depth interviews, HIMSS Analytics asked IT personnel about their current cybersecurity measures.

White Papers / Webinar

The State of Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity

by Commvault

Based on a recent survey, this paper reveals results that can help providers assess their progress and compare it to that of others.

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Health attorney: Hospitals must focus on 3 things to strengthen cybersecurity

by Jessica Davis

Julia Hesse gets real about the inevitability of a breach and some simple steps for organizations to better prepare.

News and features to help you prepare

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What to know about the SamSam ransomware hitting Allscripts, hospitals

by Jessica Davis

The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system.

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NIST looks to demystify blockchain, assesses its potential for healthcare

by Mike Miliard

The federal agency aims to help IT decision makers sift through the hype to make "clear-eyed" choices about blockchain.

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What Apple, Google, Linux and a Huge Dirty COW have in common

by Tom Sullivan

They’re all in this month’s HIMSS cybersecurity report along with Philips, Siemens and Smiths Medical.

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UK’s National Health Service rolls out post-WannaCry cybersecurity center

by Jessica Davis

The new $27 million project will provide the NHS Security Operations Center with enhanced monitoring capabilities, ethical hacking, vulnerability testing and malware analysis.

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NH-ISAC to hospitals: Implement DMARC in 2018 or risk domain hijacking

by Bill Siwicki

As email spoofing erodes trust in healthcare organizations, industry groups are urging DMARC adoption while the Department of Homeland Security has mandated it for federal agencies. 

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How SCL Health freed up physicians' time, improved security and saved almost $4 million

by Mike Miliard

By redesigning IT processes with help from Citrix and close input from clinicians, the health system is driving efficiency, bolstering security and boosting morale.

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Tactical cybersecurity: Military war-gaming comes to healthcare

by Bill Siwicki

The same strategies used by the U.S. military can be tuned to help healthcare executives stay nimble and prepared for real threats. 

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So your hospital has been breached; Here's what you must do now

by Bill Siwicki

Don’t panic, but don’t delay in finding out what has been breached and deciding on a course of action.