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What is Network Security?

What is Network Security?

Network security describes the tools and technologies used to keep an organization's IT infrastructure safe from threats. These may be external threats from malicious actors, also known as bad actors or threat actors. These are cybercriminals who search for network vulnerabilities to exploit in order to access and disrupt an organization's systems.

For healthcare organizations, network security must also prioritize the protection of sensitive data, particularly patient data.

Network Security Architecture in Healthcare

All systems that deal with sensitive or business-critical data or connect to any system that does must be considered part of the ecosystem that requires network security. Critical components of network security architecture include:

  • Anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spam tools.

  • Data encryption services.

  • Identity and access management (IAM), e.g., secure passwords, two-factor authentication, etc.

  • Network monitoring and analytics.

  • Threat response services.

Network security is a constantly evolving field, which is why increasing numbers of organizations outsource IT infrastructure support to trusted third parties.

Priorities of Network Security for Healthcare Organizations

Anyone designing network security systems for healthcare providers must consider not just their own infrastructure but also the inclusion of remote care facilities and remote patient monitoring (RPM). Healthcare devices connected to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) transmit patient data ranging from blood sugar levels to hypertension monitoring. Keeping this data secure is a vital aspect of healthcare network security.

Likewise, remote carers such as elderly care specialists who visit patients in the home must have secure ways to access patient information. Designers of future-proof healthcare network security systems have to consider how to protect both on-premises and remote systems while ensuring compliance with laws such as HIPAA.

The average cyberattack costs an organization $1.3 million and a significant amount of productivity, so investing in systems that prioritize network security is a key consideration for IT specialists in the healthcare industry.

How TempDev Can Help With Network Security

TempDev's team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers can help bolster your network security whether you're looking to implement, switch, or even upgrade your current EHR or EPM system. Our experience with healthcare providers ensures that security is always a consideration when you leverage our services and solutions.

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to find out more about how we can help you consider network security alongside improved quality metrics and optimized clinical workflows.


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