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  1. Improper Employee Access Compromises Healthcare Organizations

    Healthcare organizations are a hub for huge volumes of data, personal information, and hacking potential. It is hardly a question why new research by Solutionary found that healthcare organizations are 114 times more likely to be hit by ransomware infections than financial firms or educational institutions, considering the multitude of valuable records that can be…


  2. Understanding Ransomware in Healthcare

    Ransomware has dealt heavy blows to healthcare organizations in the past several years as it has increased in frequency. The Ponemon Institute even ranked it among the top threats facing healthcare. Not only is ransomware financially damaging, but the situation also becomes especially precarious in the healthcare industry because lives, in addition to data, could…


  3. Two Ways the Healthcare Industry Can Combat Breaches

    Have you seen the jaw-dropping statistics from the Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data? The independent study commissioned by the Ponemon Institute is confirming what many security professionals have predicted and feared: the majority of healthcare entities in the study have experienced multiple data breaches, and the breached organizations lack…


  4. Securing the Internet of Things: IoT World

    When Back to the Future II was first released, we watched in awe when Marty McFly gave voice commands to his TV and lights, and used biometrics to unlock doors rather than physical keys in his smart home, where video conferencing was a regular staple. It’s hard to believe that those concepts, so radical to…


  5. Biometric Authentication: An Added Layer of Security or Security Risk?

    Do you remember the first time you were awed by the biometric authentication used to verify someone’s identity in a movie? Perhaps you watched a character use voice recognition to board a Pan Am space plane in 2001: A Space Odyssey; perhaps you watched Tiffany Case use a fingerprint scanner to authenticate her guests in…