Security

Three Healthcare Security Investments You Can’t Do Without

It is almost a cliché to point out that no one is 100% protected from cyber attacks, even with an unlimited budget. Cybersecurity challenges evolve incredibly quickly with new vulnerabilities, a new generation of better-funded hackers and an increasing number of zero-day attacks. The healthcare industry has been especially targeted by the hacker community, given […]

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Protective Layers – Cybersecurity for Healthcare

Layered defense is key to a successful Cybersecurity Strategy in Healthcare which starts with endpoint management. The number of internet connected (IoT) devices is exploding. In a healthcare setting, these “endpoint” devices not only provide significant new opportunities for improving patient care, but also present serious risks for increased attack surfaces for hackers. In the […]

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Do you know where your healthcare system is vulnerable?  As new technology and innovation continue to emerge in healthcare, vulnerabilities aren’t falling behind and pop up everywhere.  So, what can you do? To protect your organizations, first of all, you need to be aware of the most vulnerable areas of the healthcare system’s cybersecurity. Here are my top five recommendations on […]

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2018 Cybersecurity Trends in Healthcare

Daily new cybersecurity threats are emerging in Healthcare, but there are also encouraging mitigation trends to deal with these threats. Here are five Cybersecurity trends emerging in 2018. 1. Ransomware attacks via connected devices will be more severe Today, hackers target medical and IoT devices that provide, transmit, and access confidential data because they can […]

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IBM Security at HIMSS18

At HIMSS 2018 (March 5-9), more than 45,000 Healthcare IT professionals will again flock to Las Vegas for the largest summit on innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. With the number of headlines about data breaches involving healthcare organizations, and ever evolving security threats growing each year, cybersecurity […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Security Hygiene for Health Care: Avoid being the Next Ransomware Victim

More so than in any other industry, the recent WannaCry attack has caused healthcare organizations to re-think current processes for keeping systems current and secure. The fact remains that Microsoft patched the very vulnerabilities that WannaCry exploited over three months ago, yet many organizations are still struggling to find and patch relevant computers and systems. […]

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Building a Security Immune System for Healthcare

With the increasing complexity of cyberattacks, a focus on intrusion prevention and detection is not enough to stay ahead of “the bad guys”. Regardless of the total number of attempted attacks or incidents, it takes only one successful compromise for an organization to end up as front page news and facing millions of dollars in […]

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Complimentary Webinar: The 2016 X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index and Implications for the Healthcare Industry

The annual IBM X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index report offers a high-level overview and detailed look at the type and volume of attacks, which industries are most affected, and the key factors enabling attackers to help you better understand the current threat landscape. It reveals how security threats are evolving year to year, and provides […]

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Strengthening Your Organization’s Immune System

Four ways to exemplify IT security and privacy best practices in the healthcare industry When it comes to healthcare information, security and privacy should be top of mind. That’s because healthcare data harbours all kinds of sensitive information. The danger is that this rich hub of valuable data can also be transformed, by a cyber-criminal, […]

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Revisiting the wisdom of the cloud for life sciences

Current industry challenges along with disruptions from forces such as the mobile revolution; hyper-digitization and the social media explosion are creating a need for even greater innovation and agility in the life sciences industry. How can new technologies such as cloud play a fundamental role in helping the life sciences industry to become more collaborative, […]

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Healthcare in the Cloud

The changing face of the healthcare industry has been well documented with pressure on all sides from an aging population; escalating incidence of chronic disease as well as an expectation of better quality, value and outcomes. To complicate things further, regulations and compliance requirements are getting tighter and there is a global shortage of individuals […]

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Predictive Analytics for Population Health Management

More than a quarter of a million people die from preventable conditions each year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The five leading causes of death between 2008 and 2010 were heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory conditions, stroke, and unintentional injuries, claiming more than 895,000 lives and comprising 66% […]

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