Exposing data or suffering downtime not only creates risks to patient safety, supports identity theft and damages the hospital's reputation, but can also result in signi?cant HIPAA penalties. The costs include the time your staff spends responding to the attack and lost productivity when systems are unavailable or work needs to be redone. Investing in computer and network security is a smart ?nancial decision for hospitals.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere.
Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
Security breaches are expensive, costing U.S. businesses an average of $3.5 million per incident, which doesn’t include brand damage or other intangibles. Unfortunately, breaches are highly likely to happen, with 87% of organizations experiencing a breach in the past 12 months.
Data, whether it’s intellectual property or personal data, needs to be protected. Dell Data Protection solutions provide encryption, malware protection, and authentication for Dell and non-Dell products, to equip businesses with a complete, easy-to-manage, end-user security solution.
It was recently found that most Global 2000 organisations have failed to completely remediate Heartbleed. This leaves these organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks, future brand damage, and intellectual property loss.
Many breaches happen because of compromised privileged user accounts. Risks spread like wildfire in the dynamic traditional, virtualized and cloud environments common in enterprises today. One improperly authorized privileged account can cause widespread and irreparable damage to an organization’s infrastructure, intellectual property and brand equity, leading to sudden drops in market value, broad organizational disruption and costly compliance penalties. Effectively managing privileged access across your hybrid enterprise is an imperative to reducing security and compliance risks.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
Global DNS performance and availability are critical to user experience. According to Gartner, “DNS is mission-critical to all organizations that connect to the internet. DNS failure or poor performance leads to applications, data and content becoming unavailable, causing user frustration, lost sales and business reputation damage.” But many businesses still rely on a single, often in-house DNS solution that lacks global scale and resiliency.
This white paper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
- The critical role DNS plays in the user experience.
- The risks of relying solely on a single DNS solution.
- The added performance and reliability benefits of a high availability DNS architecture with a redundant managed DNS service.
- Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider.
This Frost and Sullivan market research study comes at a time when DDoS attacks are accelerating in size, frequency and complexity. Though DDoS is not a new concern, the risk of DDoS attacks and the potential for damage is at an all-time high. As a result, DDoS mitigation is a top-of-mind consideration for IT and security organizations around the world, and demand for DDoS mitigation solutions is growing rapidly.
Published By: Noction
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Service Providers have unique networking challenges as compared to other environments. Factor, differentiating Service Provider`s network from others, is the requirement for 100% uptime. The network stability is crucial to their customers’ business and is, therefore, intolerant to disruptions or outages, which may damage the company`s reputation and market position, or even affect it irreversibly. Downtime risks can no longer be mitigated by simply over-engineering the network, but rather deploying network optimization solutions, based on the intelligent monitoring and automated response, versus manual network troubleshooting and brute force time spending.
There’s no doubt consumer-grade sync and share solutions are convenient, but it’s the risk they introduce to the enterprise that keeps IT leaders up at night. And it’s not without a price: unintentional data compromises cause financial hardship—nearly $2 billion, according to the harmon.ie study—and reputational damage for businesses and their customers.
Luckily, there is such a thing as “enterprise-grade” sync and share, meeting IT teams’ needs for solutions that combine corporate-level security and management capabilities with the ease-of-use employees demand.
But what really constitutes an enterprise-grade sync and share solution? To get a second glance from enterprise IT, sync and share solutions must, at a minimum, include the basic business feature sets: security, integrations, roles and permissions, audit trails, remote wipe, comprehensive APIs, real-time administration, bandwidth controls and de-duplication.
This whitepaper contains a study that investigates how organizations around the world are managing their reputations in today's digital era, where IT is an integral part of the organization and IT failures can result in reputational damage.
This guide contains practical steps that will help you develop a social media strategy so you gain maximum business value from your social efforts. It also outlines some smart policy suggestions—so you can ensure that your organization is protected from damage to your brand’s reputation and the risk of litigation.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
In today’s technology-rich world, customers and employees demand the highest level of application performance. Failure
to provide access to applications that consistently perform well anytime, anywhere, and on any device, often leads to lower
productivity, customer dissatisfaction, decreased revenue and market share, and damage to brand reputation.
This paper explores the challenges that today’s CIOs face in regard to application performance, and how a more strategic
data center approach, like distributing applications closer to your users, can help optimize application performance and reduce IT costs.
When people think of global warming and environmental damage caused by inefficient power consumption, computing may not instantly spring to mind as a culprit, but the computing industry takes a toll on the environment. Learn more about how your company can address both environmental and business initiatives in this white paper.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Every enterprise has to find a balance between security and the ability to carry on conducting business freely. This short guide is about finding that balance. By following some basic principles, there's no reason you can't let legitimate business email move into, out of and within your enterprise while stopping the things that cause damage: viruses, spam, spyware, trojans, phishing, Denial of Service attacks, the loss of sensitive data and the collection of illegal, immoral and just plain offensive material.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Failure to meet compliance can result in fines, dangerous network exposure and damage to a company’s reputation. Traditional techniques leave many organizations at risk. Read this white paper to learn 7 critical steps to achieve network compliance.
Published By: dynatrace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2013
Studies have shown that poor performance of e-commerce web sites can directly result in loss of revenue, poor customer satisfaction and damaged reputation. This white paper provides an overview to application performance management for e-commerce.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Today's threat landscape has never been more challenging for federal agencies. Governments face a growing torrent of cyber attacks that are growing increasingly sophisticated, stealthy, and dangerous. Legacy signature-based solutions and file-based sandbox analysis cannot detect these advanced attacks, let alone stop them. Without advanced identification and remediation tools, agencies can go weeks or even months before discovering system breaches - long after the damage is done.
This paper outlines:
The malware ""kill-chain"" model used in today's advanced attacks;
What capabilities federal agencies need to combat advanced threats;
A reimagined approach to IT security.
Patient falls were the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates had been static despite multiple efforts. One component of the hospital’s Fall Reduction Program was a portable bed exit alarm system—a Bed-Check Classic-Check® control unit (CU) with Sensormat® pressure sensitive mat— widely used throughout the hospital. Due to high demand by staff, the CU was often not available, resulting in delayed care delivery and staff dissatisfaction. Loss or damage due to handoff between staff and the central service department resulted in additional resources and costs.
Read this case study to learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital implemented Bed-Check® Fall Management Solution as a part of their Fall Reduction Program, resulting in decreased fall injury rates and improved staff satisfaction.