Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Mar 5, 2018 1:00:44 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march5healthcare_a, data breach, data storage, Healthcare, meltdown, patches, security, server, spectre

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Data security is critical to the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics need to ensure medical records are protected at all times to stay HIPAA-compliant. But with Spectre and Meltdown affecting every server, all healthcare providers are at risk of data breach.

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Improving healthcare data storage

Feb 5, 2018 1:00:16 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, Virtualization

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As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

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Is EHR useful?

Jan 1, 2018 1:00:50 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january1healthcare_a, ehr, electronic health records, Healthcare, paper records

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The fact that the world is going digital is unprecedented. With that in mind, the healthcare industry has also decided to embrace the digital trend in the form of EHRs. Short for electronic health records, this new type of data management system aims to improve on traditional paper-based ways. But will it?

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Key points from Protenus’ new report!

Dec 4, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december4healthcare_a, cyber security, emrs, Healthcare, protenus, security report

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In November 2017, healthcare data security and privacy company Protenus released a report on the most common security breaches in healthcare. Here are a few key takeaways.

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Mobile devices and HIPAA compliance

Nov 6, 2017 1:00:24 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november6healthcare_a, electronic protected health information, ephi, Healthcare, Healthcare IT, HIPAA, mobile, security

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Mobile devices have revolutionized the healthcare industry: They’re convenient and significantly improve work efficiency and patients’ satisfaction. Yet they also come with risks. Patient data handled by those devices can be leaked. That’s why every healthcare provider needs to be extra careful about data security when using mobile devices.

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Beware of healthcare IoT security risks

Oct 2, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october2healthcare_a, authentication, electronic healthcare records, Encryption, Healthcare, internet of things, intrusion prevention systems, iot, security, updates

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to completely revolutionize the healthcare industry. Innovations like smart pacemakers and fitness trackers monitor patients’ vitals and unearth patterns that can lead to more accurate diagnoses. But like any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address.

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Stay on the line with a VoIP continuity plan

Sep 21, 2017 1:00:23 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september21voip_a, backup network, business continuity, call forwarding, disaster recovery, Healthcare, isp, testing, VoIP

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Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems offer far superior mobility, functionality, and cost-efficiency than traditional landlines. But like any computer system, it can be vulnerable to service disruptions, equipment failure, and cyberattacks. With proper preparation, however, your phone systems can weather any disaster.

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Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

Sep 4, 2017 1:00:32 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september4healthcare_a, backup, cyber security, Healthcare, Healthcare IT, ikarus, locky, ransomware

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Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks.

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How will blockchain affect healthcare?

Jul 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july31healthcare_a, blockchain, data security, Encryption, Healthcare, new technology, ransomware

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New IT trends are usually equal parts exciting and confusing. Today, that generalization describes blockchain technology perfectly. It’s a complex concept that has the potential to totally revolutionize every industry -- including healthcare. Even if you have no plan to invest in blockchain soon, you need to understand what it is.

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Google ridding MR from search results

Jul 3, 2017 1:00:52 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july3healthcare_a, cybercrime, Google, Healthcare, medical, policy, privacy, protection, records, results, search, security

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Modern-day cyber criminals utilize every resource possible to launch attacks, one of which has been publicly available until now. Google had just overhauled its personal information policy, especially for the healthcare industry, resulting in the removal of private medical records from its search results.

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