Privacy & Security

By Benjamin Harris 10:56 am May 30, 2019
The wide array of connected devices means "lot of different stakeholders that need to coordinate," on both the clinical and IT side. That requires "process and due diligence."
By Nathan Eddy 09:32 am May 30, 2019
Research from Digital Shadows found imaging files particularly vulnerable.
By Benjamin Harris 12:19 pm May 29, 2019
You can't secure a network that you don't understand. Mapping hospital IoT is a must-do process for the creation of an effective defense strategy, experts say.
Cybersecurity employees in a control room.
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By 09:58 am May 29, 2019
The risk is that with so many access points, there is the high potential for exfiltration of data, especially those consciously or unconsciously occurring because of vulnerabilities with privileged escalation— which is administrative-level access to all kinds of vital data about patients and the organization.
Implementation best practices: Laying out the infrastructure
By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm May 24, 2019
Three health IT infrastructure experts offer some sage advice on getting foundational network technologies up and running.
By Benjamin Harris 11:01 am May 17, 2019
Healthcare systems need to collaborate on defense and rely on AI and machine learning to respond to new threats, study finds.
By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am May 16, 2019
Frost & Sullivan research found hospitals focusing on collaboration to improve security and maintain medical device connectivity and uptime as top priorities.

Screengrab of the Singapore Red Cross website on May 16, 2019.

By Dean Koh 05:13 am May 16, 2019
The personal data of 4,297 people has been compromised after a website hack, according to a statement by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) on May 16. 
Pharmaceuticals.
By Tammy Lovell 04:32 pm May 14, 2019
Counterfeiting is a huge concern for the pharmaceuticals industry, with an estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle income countries (LMICs) falsified, according to the World Health Organisation.
By Benjamin Harris 01:48 pm May 08, 2019
Unguarded and lacking a common playbook for security, the internet of things presents plenty of new network challenges.

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