For hospitals, what are the biggest security concerns going into 2021?

Top Answer : Security in a healthcare setting is always a top priority, from ensuring the security of the new products we deploy, ensuring the vendors we work with don’t add unnecessary risk, the list can be quite extensive. Areas that are top of mind to us are ransomware, phishing campaigns, inadvertent actions by employees, devices being added to the network without proper authorizations. Given there are several areas of concern, our approach needs to be unified from an enterprise perspective. Security is not only an IT issue, but rather all our employees are stewards to ensure we are keeping the valuable data being stored safeguarded.  The importance of security will continue to be communicated in the upcoming year, we’ve already seen reputable organizations have their data compromised and that’s raised a few concerns throughout the IT community - imagine the breaches that don’t make it to the newspapers, it’s a never ending ordeal.

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Blue Terminal
IT, Health Care and Social Assistance
Security in a healthcare setting is always a top priority, from ensuring the security of the new products we deploy, ensuring the vendors we work with don’t add unnecessary risk, the list can be quite extensive. Areas that are top of mind to us are ransomware, phishing campaigns, inadvertent actions by employees, devices being added to the network without proper authorizations. Given there are several areas of concern, our approach needs to be unified from an enterprise perspective. Security is not only an IT issue, but rather all our employees are stewards to ensure we are keeping the valuable data being stored safeguarded.  The importance of security will continue to be communicated in the upcoming year, we’ve already seen reputable organizations have their data compromised and that’s raised a few concerns throughout the IT community - imagine the breaches that don’t make it to the newspapers, it’s a never ending ordeal.
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Blue Processor
IT, Health Care and Social Assistance
Hospitals have many security challenges. What uniquely isolates hospital security issues form other industries is the amount of personal information hospitals manage and the amount of proprietary research contained in health system infrastructures. ·         Health related cyberattacks will continue against hospital systems. Attacks that disable the ability of health systems to manage daily operations will continue to endanger patient safety and has the potential to disrupt health service availability on a large scale. ·         Intellectual property theft by rouge countries. As medical research becomes more geopolitical, health systems will be subject to more hacking attempts to steal proprietary research in an attempt to capitalize on first market mover advantage or geopolitical leverage. ·         Patient data leaks from cloud systems may plague health systems. The transition of health systems to cloud infrastructures will create many additional security risks.
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Red Server
IT, Software
Ransomware is scaring the daylights out of every hospital CIO and CTO.  Exacerbating it is that they still don’t have the budgets they need. There are a few large hospitals with powerful CIO/CTO that have what they need. But for the many hospitals, they know they are sitting ducks when it comes to ransomware.
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