The US healthcare industry has historically lagged behind others in the maturity of security capabilities, only recently catching up on data security and privacy in response to HIPAA. But there is a wide range of other mounting risks unique to healthcare that S&R pros in healthcare can’t ignore — greater regulatory pressure, increasing targeted attacks, the frightening uncertainty of IoT security, and global economic pressures. This report outlines the most important security capabilities for security leaders in this sector to implement in the face of these challenges.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
The OCR conducts HIPAA audits of covered entities and their business associates and subcontractors. If HIPAA violations are discovered during these audits, the OCR will implement significant penalties. Additionally, since OCR is posting the details of every breach affecting 500 or more individuals on a public website1 , the organizations involved have become susceptible to class-action lawsuits.
IT leaders today are reinventing their infrastructure to support a mobile workforce and a complex array of connected devices. Against this backdrop of mobility and connectivity, Healthcare IT is tasked with meeting compliance challenges in an intricate and transformational regulatory environment. With a host of new data protection regulations and increasingly high settlement fees for data breaches, data security has never been more important to Healthcare organizations
This is arguably the most unsettling time in history to be a CIO. The IT landscape is shifting at a rapid pace with advances in social media, mobility and big data. The proliferation of advanced robotics is just around the corner and the Internet of Things is connecting even the most mundane objects to the internet—and probably the corporate network. Back in the 1990s, most computer hackers were interested in gaining access to networks purely for kudos among their peers. Today hackers have monetized their skills and make their living from finding vulnerabilities in IT networks.
The release of a new Microsoft operating system is always an important event for IT departments, and Windows 10 is no exception. IT organizations and end users have been looking forward to a wide range of new features in Windows 10, with interest particularly high as users of Windows 7 and 8 can upgrade for free.
Like most IT teams, LIAI technicians are committed to optimizing staff productivity. With the organization steadily growing and IT demands increasing, maintaining this commitment proved challenging. They needed began to minimize the burden of administrative duties and maximize IT efficiency.
Committed to providing a first class education for the "whole child", Bensalem Township School District's technology team has innovated the learning experience with "technology infused instruction". Read this case study to find out how!
Dysart Unified School District (DUSD) is Arizona's fastest-growing school district. Despite the district's extremely rapid expansion, it remains focused on its mission of "Increasing in Excellence" - or, preparing students for life in the new century.
Leonard Niebo, Director of IT for Brick Township Public Schools leads a discussion on overcoming the roadblocks of a manual auditing process, specialized computing needs, and incidents of loss and theft.
Working closely with Absolute Software Chicago Public Schools is managing over 100,000 PCs, Macs, and iOS 4 devices and have recovered over 350 stolen computers allowing them to invest in the future (versus replacement computers).
Alice Owen, Executive Director of Technology for Irving Independent School District, discusses how she effectively secures and tracks her district's 12,000 computers. Leonard Niebo, Director of IT for Brick Township Public Schools leads our discussion on overcoming the roadblocks of a manual auditing process, specialized computing needs and incidents of loss and theft.
Does your PC lifecycle management (PCLM) reflect the issues associated with mobile users? Many organizations face expensive inefficiencies by not managing mobile assets effectively. These inefficiencies include dispersed and manual data collection, and inventory tools that are dependent on a connection to the company network.
This whitepaper explains how organizations can reduce their energy bills by remotely regulating computers. Topics include typical workplace computer usage, how to calculate your potential energy savings, debunking power management myths, and how you can assign multiple power saving profiles to clients.
A majority of environments today are cross-platform, combining both PCs and Macs. The result has become a common IT challenge: How can you maintain Macs in a network environment with a PC-centric infrastructure and with Windows-based network services?
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