4 Healthcare Security Efforts Every Healthcare Organization Should Take

As most healthcare organizations have rushed to deal with COVID-19, many things have been set to the side.  In most cases this is a good choice to prioritize the pandemic.  However, the challenge is that those challenges still remain.  In fact, in the case of security, COVID-19 has actually made the situation worse.

Remote work and remote sites has grown the threat landscape for pretty much every healthcare organization.  Plus, many hackers are using COVID-19 as a way to exploit humans in order to hack into your organization.

We recently sat down with Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO at Fortinet to talk about the new security challenges healthcare organizations face thanks to COVID-19.  Plus, Renee shared 4 healthcare security efforts that every healthcare organization should be taking right now:

  • Network Segmentation
  • Network Access Control (NAC)
  • SD-WAN and SD-BRANCH
  • Insider Threat Protection

Watch the video below and learn more about each of these 4 items and how they can help improve your healthcare security efforts.

If you’d like to learn more about healthcare security, be sure to join Renee Tarun and myself together with Michael Archuleta, CIO at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for a live discussion on “Securing Medical Devices and IoT.”  Of course, if you can’t join us live, you can also register and watch the recorded discussion later.

Learn more about Fortinet: https://www.fortinet.com/

This interview is part of the #HealthIT100in100.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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