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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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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Healthcare rallies for blockchain : Continuing the discussion

Revisiting my notebook and e-mails from the start of 2016, one thing that struck me was the virtual absence of the word blockchain. Fast forward to January 2017 and my in-box is dominated by e-mails on blockchain. I now ‘get’ blockchain and how it can benefit the industries that I’m passionate about – healthcare and […]

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Blockchain in Healthcare: IBM at ONC/NIST Blockchain Challenge Workshop

Lately there has been a great deal of buzz about Blockchain and its potential uses in various sectors of the economy. Healthcare has been one of the industries that is well-suited to the integration of Blockchain because of the need for strong non-repudiation, clear audit path, and other features that Blockchain offers. The application of […]

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IBM Healthcare Wins Blockchain Health IT Ideation Challenge

What is Blockchain and why is it the latest buzzword in Healthcare? The famous 1993 cartoon by Peter Stein in The New Yorker sums up the trust limitation that is inherent in online commerce: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” 23 years later, the world is still working to overcome this limitation with […]

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On the set with healthcare data security…

Scene- after the Starbucks drive through you arrive at your office. It seems unusually quiet as you login to email. The sound of footsteps behind you causes you to turn around, but it’s too late. You are blinded before you see the face of your attacker…. If the year 2014 felt to you like a […]

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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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Healthcare Data Security: Is your data secured?

Last year, a major insurer in US paid $18.5 million in fines. Reason: three years ago,   57 non-encrypted hard drives containing sensitive patient information...

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