Focus on Securing Healthcare

Securing the health environment: Evolving cyberthreats demand shifts in strategy

Barely a day goes by without news of a new malware variant, zero day threat or medical device vulnerability. Hospitals and health systems have come to understand in recent years – with many learning the hard way – that their mission-critical IT systems are facing a relentless and determined threat from innumerable cybersecurity bad actors.

To survive in this fraught new era, healthcare organizations need agile, adaptable and forward-thinking strategies to safeguard their most important asset: data. In August, Healthcare IT News, along with our sister sites, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance, will focus on the many ways the industry is succeeding – and the places it's falling short – when it comes to the all-important task of enterprise-wide security.

What you need to know

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CISO security tips for managing hybrid cloud deployments
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Quite rapidly, healthcare providers have evolved from a deep skepticism, if not outright...

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The principle of least privilege or “minimum necessary” access rights for accounts use in a...

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Ransomware and medical devices: How behavior analytics can protect patients
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Healthcare provider organizations are beyond the initial security fears when it comes to moving...

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By Bill Siwicki |
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Imprivata has launched a new technology aimed at enabling end-to-end healthcare identity and...

By Mike Miliard |
How to find and keep top cybersecurity professionals
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The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, or HSCC, whose Joint Cybersecurity...

By Mike Miliard |
How provider organizations can protect against credential stuffing and data scraping
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Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting provider organizations’ patient portals in an attempt...

By Bill Siwicki |
EHNAC launches new advisory business for privacy & security compliance
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission is launching a new consulting and...

By Mike Miliard |
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In news that will surprise precisely no one, the list of lurking cyber threats putting healthcare...

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Hospitals are paying for not vetting their vendors
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No hospital is an island: from clinical software to data storage, there's a near-limitless number...

By Benjamin Harris |
Security concerns, budget restrictions hamper move to cloud
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Nearly a third of healthcare organizations are storing a wide range of sensitive data in the...

By Nathan Eddy |
Security, control of data seen as key barriers to cloud adoption by pharma
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From improved access to data to the ability to streamline operations and reduce costs, cloud...

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With facilities around the world turning to technology in the hope of easing increasing pressures...

By Leontina Postelnicu |
Large health systems better prepared on security, says CHIME Report
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The majority of health organizations are following cybersecurity practices recommended by a...

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Healthcare executives and IT leaders are overconfident regarding data privacy management,...

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Healthcare executives lack action plan to combat cybersecurity threats
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While healthcare security leaders are aware of the multitude of security threats facing their...

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CISOs report cyberattacks on the rise in healthcare
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The vast majority of healthcare organizations said they have seen an increase in cyberattacks...

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As cybersecurity threats change, so must hospitals
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Never before has the healthcare industry been so vulnerable on so many fronts. As consumers...

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When it comes to information security, healthcare faces some foundational challenges that other...

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There has been a 50 percent increase in the exposure of medical-related data over the past year,...

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Every time a new piece of communications technology becomes a standard fixture in the healthcare...

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In a world of sophisticated attacks, complex networks, high financial stakes and layers of...

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