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Axel Wirth | 08 Oct 2012 | 4 comments

We can rightfully assume that everybody who uses a computer or mobile device to connect to the Internet, whether for personal or professional reasons, is aware of the impact of hackers and malware on our online experience. Even if we have not personally been hacked, we are only too aware of the defenses we have to put in place to protect our identities, our information, and our equipment. Anti-Malware software on our devices, spam filters for our email, firewalls to protect our networks, etc. We need to pay for them, maintain them, and we need them to allow us to do what we need to, or enjoy doing – interacting with social media, web surfing, communicating, shopping, studying, and more.

Yet, the U.S. government just told us there is another thing to worry about. Those of us who use implanted electronic medical devices, like pacemakers, neuro-stimulators, or insulin pumps, were just told that these devices, just like our computers or smartphones, may be at risk of being...

Sarah Muckler | 10 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

David Finn, Symantec's Healthcare IT Officer, shared this article with Symantec's Healthcare Team and I felt it was valuable to pass on.

Multi-Factor Authentication Gets a Boost

Advisers Endorse Requirement for HITECH Stage 3

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, September 7, 2012.

A federal advisory group has endorsed requiring multi-factor authentication in certain cases for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.

Stage 3 is slated to begin in 2015, and rules are in the early discussion stages at the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS recently issued final rules for Stage 2, which starts in 2014 (see:...

Sarah Muckler | 20 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire -08/15/12)- Symantec Corp. (SYMC) today announced that the Gynecological Oncology Group's Statistical and Data Center (GOG SDC), one of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) funded cooperative cancer research groups, now has 30 times more backup capacity efficiency and combined protection across physical and virtual environments. Symantec Backup Exec 2012's new user interface lets GOG SDC easily set up and configure backups across physical and virtual machines, deduplicate the backups, and convert physical server backups to VMware or Hyper-V virtual machines for instant recovery.

Click to Tweet: Cancer research group GOG SDC modernizes #vmware backup & recovery with @Symantec's @BackupExec 2012: http://bit.ly/NvOhnT

"The newest version of Backup Exec delivers confidence in our mixed physical and virtual environment. We can restore data to either platform, and the...

Sarah Muckler | 03 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Today's healthcare organizations face many challenges as they meet the broad range of changes and regulations that apply to healthcare stakeholders. This list includes expanding connectivity and information exchange, automating electronic medical record systems, delivering quality around-the-clock patient care, as well as securing Protected Health Information (ePHI). To meet these challenges, healthcare organizations depend on the ability to deploy agile and efficient IT infrastructure. Mission-critical applications must serve the vital and specific needs of patient care, while timely adoption of new technologies such as virtualization and cloud become more important to protecting the bottom line. With tightening IT budgets and more government mandates on Healthcare IT, many organizations face challenging and difficult choices for deploying their mission-critical applications. A completely consolidated single-vendor hardware and software stack can offer comfort for some, at the...

Sarah Muckler | 22 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

MU Live! is a 30 minute internet talk radio show hosted by HITECH Answers. The next show we focus on Security Risk Analysis to meeting meaningful use.

Register below to receive notification on how to participate and listen in.

March 27, 2 pm Eastern: The guest this week is David Finn, Health IT officer at Symantec and former CIO of Texas Children’s Hospital.  David also served as a Director for HIMSS from 2008-2011. He is going to discuss the Security Risk Analysis required to meet meaningful use.

http://www.hitechanswers.net/mu-live-is-back-for-2012/

Sarah Muckler | 19 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Experiment Reveals Smart Phone Risks

'Lost' Phones Illustrate the Vulnerabilities

Symantec recently conducted a clever experiment designed to illustrate the security risks involved in using smart phones. The security firm, working in collaboration with Security Perspectives Inc., intentionally "lost" 50 smart phones at various public places in five cities. The devices were loaded with simulated corporate and personal data. And Symantec had the ability to remotely monitor what happened to each device once it was found.

Click below to see the full article:

http:// http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/blogs.php?postID=1218&rf=2012-03-13-eh...

Sarah Muckler | 15 Mar 2012 | 2 comments

Costa Mesa, Calif. and Mountain View, Calif., March 14, 2012 – Experian® and Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that the two-factor credentialing solution jointly developed by the companies was selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Enterprise Remote Identity Proofing (ERIP) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Credential Services.  The Experian and Symantec solution will play a critical role in a $78 million contract that was awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) delivering  an offering  that will support CMS in providing this enterprise service.

As part of CMS' multiple Federated identity proofing methods, the Experian and Symantec solution combines Experian’s identity proofing capabilities with the strong authentication capabilities of Symantec’s Validation and ID Protection (VIP) Service to address the key challenges that arise in identity...

Sarah Muckler | 12 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Healthcare today faces some of the greatest challenges for IT including increased regulatory pressures, strong security requirements across the most diverse and mission-critical applications and systems, and exponential storage growth.  To further complicate this, healthcare organizations must face these challenges with smaller budgets and fewer resources.  Symantec.cloud is the optimal means to address these issues within healthcare and enables healthcare organizations to leverage one of the largest security infrastructures in the world while controlling costs. 

Symantec.cloud is the world’s leading provider of hosted service for securing and managing information stored on endpoints and delivered via email, Web, and Instant Messaging. Over 32,000 organizations and 10.9 million end-users in over 102 countries now enjoy Symantec.cloud services protection from spam, phishing, inappropriate web use, spyware and other threats. Processing billions of email...