Fortified Earns Top Ranking as a Cybersecurity Solutions Provider for Medical Device and IoT by Black Book Research

Black Book Market Research LLC, a respected healthcare and public opinion research company, has ranked Fortified Health Security as the top cybersecurity services and solutions vendor in its medical device and internet of things (IoT) category.
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Survey also reveals that enterprises are not maturing fast enough and cybersecurity processes continue to be underfunded and understaffed by healthcare organizations

Black Book Market Research LLC, a leading healthcare and public opinion research company, has ranked Fortified Health Security as the top cybersecurity services and solutions vendor in its medical device and internet of things (IoT) category.

“We’re honored to be a top-ranked 2018 cybersecurity solutions provider by Black Book,” said Dan L. Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security. “Our Connected Medical Device & IoT Security Program is in demand by many hospitals and health systems because of the immediate positive impact it provides to their security posture and this recognition by Black Book reflects the importance of this program.”

For this report, Black Book surveyed over 2,464 security professionals from 680 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping hospitals and physician groups secure from data breaches and cyberattacks. Ninety-six percent of IT professionals agree with the sentiments that data attackers are outpacing their medical enterprises, holding providers at a disadvantage in responding to vulnerabilities.

Fortified Health Security’s Connected Medical Device & IoT Security Program is a technology-enabled solution that offers real-time operational intelligence and compliance visibility for network-connected medical devices through automated device discovery, identification and classification. When combined with other Fortified solutions, the program provides a holistic perspective of an organization’s security posture and a proactive stance toward identifying and remediating issues. The program also integrates a single pane-of-glass dashboard that empowers an organization with situational awareness of their network, devices and potential threats.

“We know that many healthcare organizations do not have the staff, or expertise, to prepare for and address cybersecurity issues which is why we offer programs that scale from a technology-enabled service to a fully managed solution depending on the organization’s needs and infrastructure,” said Dodson. “Black Book’s survey results reiterated the need for a full range of services given that 57% of respondents reported that their operations were not aware, and did not have the staff, to address the of the full variety of cybersecurity issues that exist, particularly mobile security environments, intrusion detection, attack prevention, forensics and testing.”

More information on Black Book’s Annual Cybersecurity Survey can be found here.



Fortified Health Security is a leader in cybersecurity, compliance, and managed services, focusing exclusively on helping healthcare organizations overcome operational and regulatory challenges. Founded in 2009, Fortified has established a heritage of excellence, compliance, and innovation. Today, Fortified Health Security partners with healthcare organizations across the continuum, serving health systems, single hospital entities, physician practices, post acute providers, payers, and business associates. Fortified was name the 2018 North American Health IoT Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for its impressive portfolio of healthcare cybersecurity solutions.


Black Book Market Research LLC, provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality minded vendors, and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other interested sectors of the clinical technology industry with comprehensive comparison data of the industry’s top respected and competitively performing technology vendors. The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book™ collects over 660,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually.

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