Healthcare Cyberattack Trends in 2019

This is a summary of an article written for Inside Digital Health by Fortinet’s National Healthcare Lead, Sonia Arista. The article appeared on August 22, 2019, and can be accessed here. During the first five months of 2019, healthcare organizations were under nearly constant cyberattack attempts ranging from targeted phishing Continue Reading

Minimizing Cyber Risks as Healthcare Providers Increase Technology Use

The healthcare sector has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, primarily spurred by the adoption of new medical technology. Beginning with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and continuing on into the increased use of medical applications, online patient portals, connected devices, and wearables, the healthcare sector Continue Reading

How Can SMB Practices Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity?

The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) Continue Reading

How the Healthcare Cloud is Revolutionizing Patient Care

There have been countless ideas about how the cloud could transform the healthcare space and patient care. As healthcare cloud adoption has grown, however, the initial focus has largely been on its ability to store massive amounts of data and expedite the exchange of patient health information. These two capabilities Continue Reading

Business Case Study – The value of using SMS/Text Messaging for a well-known hospital

Recently one of our healthcare customers trialed an SMS reminder service to resolve a particular issue for them. They struggled with the number of patients who failed to attend appointments or did not bother to cancel appointments, resulting in more costs and lost revenues than they realised. Bill Cheney (Head Continue Reading

The Role of the Healthcare CIO Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Today’s healthcare networks are intricate ecosystems of different networks comprised of a wide variety of connected devices and moving data, but they weren’t always this open. The industry as a whole has had to rapidly shift gears. Healthcare data now flows faster than ever, and it isn’t slowing down. As Continue Reading

Why SIEM Solutions Are Essential to Securing Healthcare Networks

Nine out of ten healthcare organizations have suffered a breach in the past two years, according to a new Ponemon study, and the data shows that these breaches could be costing the industry upwards of $6 billion. When analyzing the sources of these breaches, it should come as no surprise Continue Reading

Digital Transformation in Healthcare and How Fabric Security Solutions Can Assist

Whether it’s healthcare, or any of the other 16 sectors of critical national infrastructure, enterprises responsible for some of our most important cyber assets are undergoing some sort of digital transformation. At its core, digital transformation in business is really about moving from intuitive to data-driven decision making to gain Continue Reading

Byline: Healthcare in the Crosshairs

Healthcare systems are consistently a preferred target of cybercriminals. Today, whenever a cyberattack occurs, healthcare networks seem to be right in the crosshairs. There are reasons for this. Historically, healthcare networks have been reasonablely easy to break into. Despite the implementation of new EHR systems and critical infrastructure for healthcare Continue Reading

Healthcare Software and How to Use it on Any Device

Healthcare Software – The healthcare industry faces several challenges when it comes to managing IT infrastructure, including managing legacy applications and hardware, complying with government data regulations, and adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and choose-your-own-device (CYOD) policies. Healthcare IT departments and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) have to provide nurses, doctors, and staff Continue Reading

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