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Protecting the End Points

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Cybersecurity teams challenged by the variety of devices connecting to healthcare data networks.

By Jack Beaudoin

The top-line finding in the 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, released in March, provided cold comfort to healthcare CIOs hoping for better news in the battle against breaches.

Of the 239 respondents in this year’s survey, 75 percent said that they had experienced a significant security incident’ in the past 12 months,” said Rod Piechowski, HIMSS senior director of health information systems. It’s a hard job to secure all of this.”

One reason for the difficulty: The number of vulnerable targets at an organization is growing by leaps and bounds. The demand for real-time data is increasing the number of networked medical devices and mobile endpoints across healthcare organizations, and efforts to defend the edge is straining IT resources. Read more


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