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Video Gallery: Fortinet Systems Engineers Discuss Healthcare Security Trends at HIMSS17

A number of Fortinet employees recently joined with thousands of attendees at the 2017 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. These individuals were on hand to discuss the latest healthcare innovations, and to share information about Fortinet’s products and services with HIMSS17 attendees. We had a chance to sit down with several Fortinet Health IT and Security experts to hear what they had to say about the current healthcare security landscape and the products that Fortinet offers to combat evolving threats. Watch the videos (below)...

By Susan BiddleApril 26, 2017


Q&A: Securing IoT in the World of Healthcare

According to IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index report, cyber criminals attacked healthcare more than any other industry last year, with more than 100 million healthcare records being compromised. As the use of IoT devices continues to grow in hospitals, we talked to Roger Bailey about the risks, and how to secure these increasingly distributed healthcare environments. Q&A with Roger Bailey, Sales Engineer at Fortinet How is IoT growing in the world of healthcare? There are two sides to IoT in hospitals – the customer...

By Darlene GannonFebruary 23, 2017

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Why Healthcare Security Breaches Are Big Wins for Cybercriminals

Healthcare security breaches can be extremely rewarding for cybercriminals. Read this post to find out why.

By Susan BiddleNovember 08, 2016

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4 Motives Behind Why the Healthcare Security Market is Surging

The healthcare security market is flourishing due to a number of recent trends. Read this post to find out more.

By Susan BiddleOctober 21, 2016

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Network Security Trifecta: 3 Positive Impacts Integrated Security Solutions Can Have on Healthcare Institutions

An integrated security solution can help healthcare organizations manage their surplus of siloed technologies. Read this post to find out how. There was a time in the healthcare industry when the pulse oximeter was considered by many to be the most technologically-advanced product on the market. This device was designed to measure the oxygen saturation of blood and was not connected to wireless networks.

By Susan BiddleOctober 05, 2016

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Medical Device Security: The Continued Concern

The need for medical device security is growing alongside the medical device marketplace. Read this post to learn more.

By Susan BiddleSeptember 19, 2016

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Healthcare Networks Under Hack Attack

Whatever terminology you want to use for the hacking community – bad actors, cybercriminals, thorns in our side – the fact is that they are more sophisticated now than ever. And diligent. Recent years have seen both the proliferation of and gradual sophistication in their methods. They know that medical records are extremely valuable, and that the healthcare industry remains remarkably vulnerable. But where other sectors, such as financial services, have made substantial investments in security, healthcare still lags behind. The...

By Susan BiddleJuly 08, 2016

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In Healthcare, Data Security Can Be Difficult

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...

By Erik DevineJune 24, 2016

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Get Threat Protection as Savvy as the Attackers Themselves

When it comes to cyber security, the healthcare industry is vulnerable. Providers face substantial regulation around privacy and data security. And hackers have much to gain; recent stats put the black market value of healthcare records at 10 times that of credit card information. Consider these sobering statistics from the Identity Theft Resource Center: 35.5% of the data breaches reported in 2015 were in the Health/Medical sector. More than 110 million patient records [were] exposed in 2015. Potential vectors for a healthcare cyber attack...

By Susan BiddleApril 18, 2016

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Embracing End-to-end Network Security for Healthcare

When it comes to security, healthcare is in the middle of a perfect storm. On the one hand, access to data distributed across devices and locations is paramount – diverse providers and connected organizations need that data to flow freely in order to do their jobs. While on the other hand, securing sensitive patient records has never been more important or difficult, since electronic protected health information (ePHI) is extremely valuable to hackers and scammers – 10 times more valuable than credit card data, in fact. The solution...

By Susan BiddleApril 04, 2016