Sachin Shetty, associate professor at Old Dominion University's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research, is excited about blockchain's potential, and is doing research with Sentara Healthcare into how it could be deployed. But privacy and scalability pose challenges, he said.


With security risks on all sides, healthcare providers must have a game plan. At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge lays out the top things they should be doing right now to gain visibility into the threats – and how they should be planning for the future – while explaining the lessons they can draw from the intelligence community.

 Read our coverage of HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston.
⇒ Healthcare must move from risk to resilience, Tom Ridge says
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⇒ Slow breach detection, patching, operational snags handcuff healthcare security
⇒ As hackers become more destructive, security needs an all-hands approach
⇒ Obama's cyber czar warns of 3 troubling security trends
⇒ Old legacy devices pose greatest security risk, experts say
⇒ VIDEO: Penn Medicine CISO Dan Costantino on cybersecurity resource allocation
⇒ VIDEO: Healthcare attorney Barry Herrin on value of NIST Risk Management Framework
⇒ VIDEO: How to prevent social engineering attacks? Education and communication are keys
⇒ VIDEO: Attorney clears up misconceptions about HIPAA, cyber insurance, BAAs

(SPONSORED) Even though they're a significant attack vector – a gateway through which attackers can gain access to a hospital's entire information network – the allure of vulnerable medical devices to cyber crooks is still under-appreciated, says Bill Parkinson director of global healthcare strategy at Unisys.

  Learn more about securing medical devices. Attend the HIMSS Learning Center Webinar: Managing and Securing Legacy Medical Devices live on September 20, 2017. Register here.

Cerner co-founder and CEO Neal Patterson dies of cancer at age 67

The EHR company said its CEO died Sunday following complications after a recurrence of cancer.