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In Healthcare, Data Security Can Be Difficult

By Erik Devine | June 24, 2016

This is a guest post from Erik Devine, CISO, Riverside Healthcare.

In a complex healthcare system, ensuring data security can be difficult. Today, the threats are numerous and always evolving.

From our vantage point at Riverside Healthcare, a 325-bed acute hospital with connected senior care centers and a wellness center, security presents a lot of moving parts. It’s difficult to identify our vulnerabilities, much less address them.

That’s where a partner like Fortinet becomes so crucial. Fortinet understands that healthcare is a little different than other fields, and they’re prepared to provide the specific solutions we need to thrive and continue providing the level of service we expect. What works in theory doesn’t always work in practice – and our partners at Fortinet can tell the difference.

But the technology isn’t the only challenge. As I mention in the video, getting buy-in from organization decision-makers is an important step as well.

Take a look at the video for more conversation and several key ideas related to ensuring data security for a complex healthcare organization.