Within the HIPAA Security Rule Administrative Safeguards, requirements include that covered entities “implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain and correct security violations.” This standard requires both Risk Analysis and Risk Management which assist an organization’s management in developing protections for confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI within the organization. The Risk Analysis implementation… View ArticleRead More ›
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Healthcare facilities continue to combat the threat of cyber attacks within their digital landscapes, forcing IT departments across the globe to continuously adjust their lines of defense against a network security compromise or data breach. The increasing complexity and sophistication of cybercriminal activities mean healthcare organizations must remain vigilant against a broad scope of possible… View ArticleRead More ›
As a reminder, Microsoft Server 2008/R2 & Windows 7 is coming to an end, and so are its tech support and updates. Microsoft’s reminder announcement poses a significant cybersecurity threat to any healthcare IT infrastructure running on Microsoft Server 2008/R2 & Windows 7: “The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January… View ArticleRead More ›
As healthcare organizations continue to embrace and rely on a diverse range of technologies to both manage and treat patients, their internal IT and cybersecurity environments continue to become more complex and challenge situational awareness. This rampant surge of innovation utilization is unlikely to change over the next several years as the vertical increases its… View ArticleRead More ›
Connected medical devices are being used in various capacities to resolve several issues currently plaguing the healthcare industry on a global scale. Once considered peripheral resources, due to new science and innovation, medical devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have now become integrated into the very fabric of most providers’ IT infrastructure. In 2018,… View ArticleRead More ›