DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Current Location:
> This Story

Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment




Health IT Homepage

Singular Medical Technologies showcases single workstation for radiology groups Eliminating multiple workstations with robotic automation

Sectra showcases work-in-progress, AI functionality at RSNA Gives radiologist greater control over findings

AMA survey: Radiologists top users of telemedicine for patient interactions First nationally representative estimates on usage

Ramsoft partners with QliqSOFT Enables secure messaging of information on mobiles among doctors and patients

Amazon Comprehend Medical to bring natural language processing to healthcare A new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service

Agfa showcases rad/fluoro DR 800 system at RSNA Enhance patient and operator comfort

EBM Technologies brings PACS image viewing to iPad Pro at RSNA System works with any PACS, enabling FDA-cleared remote reading

Arterys touts cloud-native platform and regulatory approval in 98 countries AI capabilities with 'unmatched' security

Carestream unveils interactive multimedia and workflow enhancements Enhancing collaboration and productivity among providers and patients

Nuance launches AI Marketplace expansion with 40+ AI radiology 'app developer' network Also unveils cloud-based version of PowerScribe One reporting platform

Anatomy of a hospital cybersecurity attack

By Mike Kijewski

Security is the collective responsibility of all players in a healthcare delivery organization (HDO), from vendors and third parties to threat intelligence-sharing platforms.

What makes healthcare, and particularly hospitals, a popular target?
Story Continues Below Advertisement

RamSoft PowerServer™ RIS/PACS - Enabling Efficient Diagnostic Imaging

RamSoft's PowerServer™ RIS/PACS is an intuitive, single database application that enables healthcare practices to operate diagnostic imaging more efficiently than ever before.Why is this important? Click to find out.

● Highly valuable data – the volume of personal health information and financial details stored, combined with their sensitive nature, as nearly all of the data is governed by government regulations
● Lack of IT investment and training – healthcare is noted to have the lowest confidence in endpoint security, with 72 percent of participants feeling they are not up to the job of protecting endpoints from exploitation
● Highly connected systems – the scale of the IT infrastructure, overlapping systems, bluetooth/wireless connected devices and data constantly in transit increases the size of the threat landscape

According to the Ponemon Institute, this is the seventh year of healthcare data breaches costing the most, estimated at more than 2.5 times the cost of similar attacks in other industries.

To best defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, we assess the threat landscape of an HDO, typical threats and better practices in preparing for a breach.

Assuming the reality of an HDO includes overlapping systems, lingering legacy systems and connected medical devices, it is easy to conclude HDOs and medical device vendors are faced with securing a complicated array of endpoints. With an increasing number of devices connecting to HDO networks, each endpoint presents a possible entry point from which a malicious actor could launch an attack.

Criminals are sophisticated, but also rely on probability odds. The more endpoints targeted, the higher the likelihood of finding an entry point. A recent review of all medical device disclosures identified a 400 percent increase quarter over quarter, with a prediction that the trend will increase. Whenever an endpoint connects or a user runs software that is unpatched or out of date, the threat surface expands.

The common phases of hacking (recon, discovery, exploitation, evil, persistence and movement) have identified the biggest threats to endpoints, outlined below:

  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

Health IT Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018, Inc.