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Topic: Byod In Healthcare

4 Common Reasons Hospital Wireless Networks Are An Easy Target For Cyber Attacks
Strategy Security

4 Common Reasons Hospital Wireless Networks Are An Easy Target For Cyber Attacks

Hospitals and clinics have long been sitting on a data-filled gold mine, with electronic health records (patient data) as the black-market’s highest currency today. In fact, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey, 81% of health care CIOs reveal that their data has been compromised by either botnet, malware or some other sort of attack at least once in the past two years. And half of these IT executives feel insecure about their current ability to prevent future data breaches. But with all your efforts to secure your network, have you considered that the weakest link might be you?

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What's Holding Your Hospital Wi-Fi Network Back From Supporting BYOD?
Strategy

What's Holding Your Hospital Wi-Fi Network Back From Supporting BYOD?

BYOD is one of those "buzzwords" in health care that everyone is sort of tired of hearing about, however, the fact remains that many hospitals still struggle to support this basic expectation amongst mobile users today. The benefits of allowing your hospital staff, patients and guests to use their own smartphones, laptops and tablets in the hospital environment has been well documented; employees and patients are happier, more productive and receiving better care, all while lowering operational costs. But it's not all good news for hospital CIO's unfortunately. Despite the success of BYOD and it's many benefits, there are still several major challenges associated with bring your own device. With all of those devices in one place not having the right strategy in place can have a significant impact on your wireless infrastructure, network security, and your bottom line.

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10 Signs You Can't Handle BYOD in Healthcare with 802.11ac
Mobility

10 Signs You Can't Handle BYOD in Healthcare with 802.11ac

“You can’t handle the truth!”  It’s not just a line from a famous movie, it has real-world implications, IF you believe your hospital wireless network is just fine to support initiatives like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) moving into the next generation. The truth is that technology administrators now can further support their BYOD efforts by upgrading to 802.11ac wireless access. However, the full benefits of 802.11ac, and therefore your BYOD initiatives won’t be realized if the infrastructure is not there to support the new technology.  

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BYOD on 802.11ac Hospital Wireless Networks
Mobility

BYOD on 802.11ac Hospital Wireless Networks

With 2013 coming to a close, most of our office phones keep ringing with complicated issues that involve wireless devices. In 2014, we expect that trend to continue as more consumers add tablets to their tables and smartphones to their pockets. Some estimates indicate 64% of Americans now own a smartphone and more and more employers allowing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are feeling the squeeze on the available bandwidth.

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10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare
Mobility

10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

Another week, another reported “cyber attack”. That might make you wonder what Edward Snowden is doing for a living in Russia these days. If you follow the story, you’ll see that hackers have stolen sensitive information from some of the larger social media networks and gained access to end user accounts. This time, hackers exploited vulnerable desktop computers - not necessarily the wireless devices that are brought into a healthcare facility.  

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7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare
Security

7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare

Imagine for a moment that you are back in elementary school and have just been awarded the orange sash and badge, making you an official Safety Patrol Officer! White gloves and whistles may have stopped your peers from crossing the street but those adornments don’t do much in the way of halting to peer-to-peer file sharing on your hospital wireless network.

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