Why is healthcare so vulnerable to cybercrime?
Posted 29th January 2020 by Joshua Sewell
When it comes to cybersecurity, healthcare systems are some of the most difficult to secure, not just because of technological issues. Healthcare providers also need to make difficult decisions about investing in information technologies, security, or the staff and medical facilities which deliver front line healthcare services.
Examining Blockchain Systems & Designing Smart Contracts
Posted 13th August 2018 by Jane Williams
The blockchain has the potential to enable the collaboration between patients, researchers, and care providers to provide individualised care for patients, but how can this technology be harnessed in a practical way?
This was one of the key questions that was asked at the Blockchain in Healthcare Congress and we had the pleasure of welcoming an array of expert speakers from pharma, academia, and industry to provide the answer.
How Standards & Standardised Infrastructure Fuel Innovation
Posted 4th April 2018 by Jane Williams
It might surprise a lot of people to learn that standards can be viewed as a tool to support innovation, to set businesses free and to focus on the core of their product where their expertise lie. When working with the use of electronic communication systems within the entire healthcare sector, the main focal point is often ensuring a good support for collaboration and work processes.
Medical Device Cyber Security: An Open Letter From Jim Jacobson
Posted 28th March 2018 by Jane Williams
The time for comprehensive IT security within healthcare facilities has come. We see news stories every day making the need obvious: stolen data, compromised devices, and interruptions in care delivery. The cyber security threat landscape is constantly evolving. Our defensive measures must evolve too.
Cyber Crime In The Digital Age
Posted 26th February 2018 by Jane Williams
When I joined my first corporate IT-security department two decades ago (Electronic Data Processing Safety Department), I was presented with a memo between the department and the CEO.
Cyber Security Challenges in the Pharma Industry
Posted 19th February 2018 by Jane Williams
In general, the pharma industry has not been cutting-edge in terms of maturity in information security practices.