3 things you should add to your healthcare Vulnerability Threat Management

As we head into the final days of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, one key theme has emerged in our blog series; healthcare organizations have many options available to help combat cyberattacks, and it can become daunting to select which solutions provide the best fit for your organization. Considering integrations and intelligence...

5 Steps to Improve Cybersecurity on Your Connected Medical Devices 

Patient care depends on reliable access to medical devices, so hospital staff need to keep an accurate inventory of this equipment. However, since more devices are connected to hospital networks than ever before, there is an increased risk of cyberattacks. This guide will break down some of the ways that...

9 Tricks Spammers Use to Compromise Your System

Today's cybersecurity tools can help stop cybercriminals; however, many spammers find creative ways to get around safeguards. Spammers add another layer of risk to healthcare organizations, so it's important that all employees know how to spot these cybersecurity threats. Here are some of the most common tricks spammers may use...

Should You Build or Buy SOC Operations? Partnering with an MSSP For Network Security

Every organization has unique cyber security risks. You can protect your data from external threats by assessing these risks and creating a security plan. Generally, this process involves either building an internal Security Operations Center (SOC) or partnering with a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). What Factors Are Involved with...

Take This Step to Level Up Your Cybersecurity Program

Penetration testing, or pentesting as it’s often called, is one of the fundamental building blocks for a cybersecurity program. Pentesting provides vital information about an organization’s cybersecurity posture and seeks to uncover previously undiscovered vulnerabilities. It also demonstrates the impact of previously known vulnerabilities for more accurate risk assessment. Unfortunately,...

The Next Big Challenge in Healthcare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Third-Party Risk Management, or TPRM, is a growing concern for healthcare organizations. According to the 2022 Ponemon Industry Report, 63% of respondents stated that while cybersecurity incidents involving third parties are increasing, they feel ineffective at controlling third-party risk. Additionally, 55% of healthcare organizations had experienced a data breach in...

How to Educate Multiple Generations on Security Risks and Protocols

Healthcare employees are the backbone of daily operations. When interacting with patients and handling ePHI, your employees can make or break your cybersecurity strategy. This is why cybersecurity awareness training and education should be on your priority list. But security awareness training isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all approach. Currently four main...

Understanding SIEM, MDR, and XDR

A Guide to Cybersecurity Detection and Response New cybersecurity innovations continue to fill the market each year as organizations attempt to stay ahead of threat actors. The challenge is sifting through all the options to find the solutions that best fit your organization’s needs. While this is not a new...

Can Expertise on-Demand solutions help your cybersecurity staffing challenges?

Strategies for addressing healthcare IT cybersecurity organizational resourcing Finding IT professionals to fill open positions is reaching critical levels for many organizations. In fact, 63% of respondents to an ISACA report shared they had unfilled cybersecurity positions. Almost the same percentage--62%--stated their team was understaffed, taking more than six months...

Four Easy Ways to Protect Yourself Online

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), when government and the private sector work together to develop ways that businesses can help their workers and customers keep their digital data safe. It’s an excellent time for healthcare stakeholders to look at the privacy and security best practices they should employ....

2022 Horizon Report

2022 Horizon ReportThe State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare What we cover in the latest report 2021 data breach and industry trends for healthcare year in review Market dynamics including Cyber InsuranceGovernment Regulatory Changes Disruptions to Patient Care Identity and Access A look back on Fortified's 2021 predictions Download

News Headlines Suggest Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness, IT Practitioners Know the Reality

Nation-State Attacks Have Been a Daily Threat for Years, Preparation is King The headlines in the news continue to focus on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result, organizations worldwide have reverberated with the increased probability of a cyber war being launched against critical infrastructure originating from Russian state-sponsored...

6 Components of a Vulnerability Threat Management Program

Protecting your healthcare organization’s ePHI from cybersecurity threats can seem daunting. However, without investing the time and personnel into threat management, your team could be leaving sensitive information vulnerable to cybercriminals. As a result, many healthcare organizations will opt for a VTM program to lower their risk.   This guide...

Patient Care and Confidence Affected by Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

The Healthcare Clients and Consumers Grade Cybersecurity Software and Services, Black Book™ Industry 2022 Survey, has been released. After surveying almost 3,000 security and IT professionals, Black Book Research shared its findings. In the same survey, Black Book Research named Fortified Health Security, Top-Ranked Cybersecurity Vendor for Outsourcing & Security...

Fortified Roundtable | November 17th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our November 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | December 15th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our December 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | October 13th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our October 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Webinar | Why Healthcare Vulnerability Threat Management is Evolving | Tuesday, November 29th | 2 PM CT

Vulnerabilities Threat Management (VTM) is crucial to building a stronger cybersecurity posture. Pressure on healthcare organizations has increased to add more technology for patient care while protecting their systems. Unfortunately, more technology, whether software or devices, elevates the risk from threat actors. Traditionally VTM focused primarily on IT system vulnerabilities,...

Fortified Roundtable | September 15th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our September 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | August 18th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our August 2022 Roundtable today. security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you will join us in participating and...

Webinar | Cybersecurity Expertise in Healthcare | What You Need to Know Series | July 28th, 2022 | 2 pm CT

A recent article from Computer Weekly shared that over one-third of cybersecurity professionals plan to leave cybersecurity. This stat is alarming, given the current shortage of cybersecurity expertise. In fact, 63% of respondents to an ISACA report shared they had unfilled cybersecurity positions. Almost the same percentage, 62%, stated their team was understaffed, taking...

Webinar | Getting the Most out of a Healthcare Penetration Test | September 28, 2022 | 2pm CT

Penetration testing (pen testing) is a cornerstone of cybersecurity, but with the threat landscape rapidly changing in healthcare, getting the most out of your pen tests is critical.  Healthcare organizations reported a 94% increase in ransomware attacks in 2021*, and a recent Ponemon study reported more than 20% of the surveyed healthcare organizations experienced...

Fortified Roundtable | June 16th | 2 pm CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our June 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | May 19th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our May 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | April 12th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our April 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | July 14th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our July 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | March 24th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our March 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

HIMSS22 | March 14th – 18th

HIMSS22 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration. Be sure to check out our very own Tamra Durfee in her talk How to Build a Medical Device Security Program, Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM...

ViVE | March 6th – 9th

ViVE merges the leadership of CHIME and the digital marketplace of HLTH to create a technology event focused on the business of healthcare systems. Be sure to check us out at Booth 1012-4 in the Cybersecurity Pavillion! See our booth location