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Unsecured Medical Equipment Provides Wider Attack Base

The Internet of Things is an unavoidable part of network topology today, but the connectivity of devices leaves enterprises open for cyber attacks.
March 1, 2014

The Internet of Things is an unavoidable part of network topology today, but the connectivity of devices – not just laptops but medical equipment, printers and surveillance cameras – leaves enterprises open for cyber attacks.


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Working with Canines in Healthcare

No one is quite sure when humans first domesticated dogs, however, dogs and people have been working side by side for thousands of years.
March 1, 2014

Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.


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Accounting for Local Hospitals in Emergency Preparedness

Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS) are a component of security and emergency management that is often overlooked in many of the disaster plans in the United States.
March 1, 2014

Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.


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How Does Your State Rank on Disaster Preparedness?

February 17, 2014

Washington state has flunked its disaster preparedness test. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians’ State-by-State Report Card, Washington state received an overall grade of “D+” and an “F” in disaster preparedness.


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Report: 5 Ways to Improve Healthcare Data Security

February 6, 2014

Hospitals need to do a better job of encrypting patient data to address the spiraling scale of security breaches, concludes a new report from healthcare IT security company Redspin. The report also notes that healthcare organizations need to bridge the gap between the demand from doctors and nurses using their own devices in the workplace (BYOD) and enacting the necessary security measures to ensure patient information contained on those devices is protected if they are lost or stolen.


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Medication Tracking System Takes Aim at Counterfeit Drugs

January 28, 2014

A new medication tracking system is hoped to alleviate the gray market that thrives through diverting medications, as some hospitals and clinics (facing recent drug shortages) have turned to middle-men brokers. However, this increases the risk of counterfeit or unsafe drugs being administered to patients, FDA officials say. Counterfeit or altered medications can be diluted, inert or dangerous.


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Healthcare Industry to Conduct Cyberattack Drill

January 20, 2014

The health sector, in partnership with the federal government, will conduct simulated attacks against health care networksto test their vulnerability to hackers.


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HealthCare.gov Reportedly Passes Security Testing

January 17, 2014

A top HealthCare.gov security officer told Congress that the Obamacare website passed security testing in December.


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Cisco Security Report Shows Unprecedented Growth of Advanced Attacks and Malicious Traffic

January 16, 2014

The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report reveals that threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels.


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Hospital Security Lapses in 2013 Turn Spotlight on Security Officer Training

January 14, 2014
On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th.
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Healthcare Security: A Great Story to Tell

11/7/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand The value of the security program is not always understood or realized at the top levels of the hospital, translating to denied capital requests, budget challenges and difficulty winning time to train associates. The good news: Security plays an important role in healthcare and has a great story to tell.

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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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THE MAGAZINE

Security Magazine

April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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