Healthcare IT: The Biggest Healthcare Spam Threats (And How to Avoid Them)

The practice of spam began innocently enough in 1978 (yes, really), when Gary Thuerk, a marketing associate at Digital Equipment Corporation sent a promotional mass-email to 400 recipients touting the arrival of the company's new T-series of VAX systems. The reaction was swift, fierce, and familiar: unadulterated annoyance. Today, the...

Healthcare IT: Your Essential Guide to Making Email More Secure

Yes, there are countless cybersecurity threats plaguing healthcare networks across the country at any given moment. However, recent reports suggest that many data breaches across any industry specifically occur due to poor email security practices within the company. A 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report indicates that as much as 66%...

Fortified Health Security: What Does It Mean to Be HITRUST-Certified

Healthcare providers across every specialty rely on high-performing technology to both treat and support their patients. Whether it's integrating a cloud-based CRM to automate back office functioning such as appointment scheduling or billing, or incorporating the latest, state-of-the-art connected medical devices into a treatment protocol, innovation is at the very...

How To Triage Your Healthcare IT Security Needs And Stay On Budget

In the healthcare industry, the word "triage" typically refers to a medical process that determines the order in which admitted patients receive treatment. In larger hospitals, triage protocol becomes particularly vital, as hundreds (and potentially even thousands) of patients pursue treatment and care daily. As patients are triaged, medical professionals...

Is Your Healthcare Organization HIPAA Compliant? Check Out Our Guide

For healthcare IT teams across the country, maintaining network security throughout an organization isn't just about keeping data safe – it's also about keeping their operations compliant. The medical industry's rapidly increasing reliance on cloud-based technology and connected medical devices to transmit critical patient data have made cybersecurity issues and...

Healthcare IT: How Often Are You Checking Your Network for Security Risks?

It's official. Healthcare data breaches and cyber attacks have already reared their ugly digital heads in 2019. A recently released HIPAA Journal report demonstrated that, despite a respectable dip in cyber attacks throughout December 2018, January data breach events at healthcare facilities across the country rose to above typical levels....

Human Capital Management: 3 Tips To Insulate Your Organization from the Turnover Epidemic

With IT talent shortages reaching record heights, the healthcare industry is under mounting pressure to not only hire high performing technology employees to manage its mission-critical network security and data loss prevention efforts, but also to retain these staff members once they've joined the team. Unfortunately, successfully retaining high-performing employees...

Fortified Health Security: What You’ll Discover in the 2019 Horizon Report on Connected Medical Devices and Risks

As a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, data loss prevention, and managed services, Fortified Health Security is dedicated to supporting our partners across multiple levels of service. In addition to our hands-on, customized cybersecurity solutions, we also develop and distribute a wide range of industry-relevant resources and materials to help support...

Fortified Health Security: How We Help Clients Leverage Rather than Tolerate Technology

As a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), Fortified Health Security develops and implements full-scale security information and event management (SIEM) and network security solutions that protect both facility and patient intelligence. However, at Fortified Health Security, maintaining the highest levels of cybersecurity framework standards and best practices isn't enough....