Fortinet led several sessions at HIMSS 2019 which centered on healthcare IT, the threat landscape, and patient safety. Explore these discussions from this year’s conference.
Fortinet has successfully worked with a growing number healthcare organizations to help them overcome the modern security challenges plaguing the industry. Learn more about our efforts, and the Fortinet sessions you can attend at HIMSS19.
We’re excited to attend HIMSS 2019 and look forward to meeting with healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and innovators to address IT and IoMT challenges, improve patient care, and secure today’s evolving healthcare organizations.
Most cybercriminal behavior can be reduced to two basic economic drivers. The first is to look for targets with valuable resources that can be easily turned into profits. And the second is to expend as few resources as possible to access those resources. And for both of those objectives, the networks of healthcare organizations are at the top of the list.
Electronic health records (EHRs) offer many benefits, such as centralizing a patient’s information and streamlining communication. These benefits will only grow as technical advancements continue in healthcare.
As a response to the growth of sophisticated threats, regulatory bodies have issued guidelines and standards to ensure necessary cybersecurity processes and controls are in place across the healthcare, financial services, and retail industries to minimize the impact of an attack.
The healthcare sector continues to be a target for cybercriminals as their capabilities become increasingly rapid, sophisticated, and resilient. To combat this healthcare organizations need to fully understand the current threat landscape and prioritize where they focus their security efforts.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will begin May 25, 2018, and businesses across the globe are bracing for the updated legislation. The GDPR is changing more than data compliance—it’s changing the way businesses operate—affecting how and when they interact with the data of EU residents. One industry that will be held to higher standards is healthcare.
Healthcare has long been a regulated space due to the sensitive personal information collected and stored. Top of mind when thinking of healthcare regulations is HIPAA, which provides comprehensive and mandatory standards for ensuring the security and privacy of protected health information (PHI). Noncompliance can result in heavy fines, as well reputational damage.
Watch the video in this post to hear from Fortinet’s Troy Roberts, VP of Enhanced Technologies, as he discusses the challenges facing healthcare organizations in 2018 and how to overcome them.