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Healthcare Case Study - Malware on Surgical Laser

This is one of those case studies that gives you goosebumps thinking about the current state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. For example, a medical laser being infected by malware. Read on for the details.

Posted on February 12, 2018

Preventing Risk in Your BYOD Healthcare Environment

As the BYOD trend becomes mainstream in healthcare, it is enabling the mobile workforce to be more efficient and productive. But the benefits of the BYOD phenomenon come with their own set of risks.

Posted on September 15, 2016

How to Protect Patient Data From Network Gate Crashers

Healthcare providers have historically taken a perimeter-focused approach to cybersecurity which is the equivalent of building a strong fence around your property to keep the cattle safe. On the ranch, a fence may develop a small hole that allows a predator in or a stampede could crash through the gate. Your network is at risk in similar ways.

Posted on July 28, 2016

Why are Healthcare Providers Underinvested in Cybersecurity?

According to 2016 survey results from The Ponemon Institute, healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month. So why, then, do so many remain underinvested in cybersecurity?

That’s a question we often ask ourselves and encourage healthcare executives to think about too — especially when almost half have experienced the loss or exposure of patient data within the last year...

Posted on July 20, 2016

Preventing 3rd-Party Security Breaches: A Must for Healthcare

Businesses in all sectors are increasingly relying on vendors and associates. This is especially true in healthcare, where functions such as billing are frequently performed by outside parties, and providers rely on various partners for services like imaging and diagnostics.

Posted on July 12, 2016

Ransomware Costs Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center $3 Million

Infogressive’s Jeff Murphy provides feedback from SC Magazine’s article “Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre.”

For Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to have paid out over three million dollars in ransomware and suffered a week of down time indicates a less than stellar cyber security posture. 

Posted on February 17, 2016

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