Technologies for Securing Healthcare Computer Networks

Contributed by Ming-Li Tabor

One celebrity’s photos were posted online. She uploaded her pictures to Apple iCloud. Therefore, her conclusion was that Apple iCloud was breached. Apple Company claimed their system was not breached. In the health care area, medical records are not the only data in the file. Patients use credit cards to pay bills. A patient can be like the celebrity and lose information, such as credit card numbers, social security number, or medical records. Patients could lose private information in a health care company also. These situations include intrusion by hackers, government or other corporates. Sometimes damage was from authorized users not using the data properly. The prevention will include cryptographic tools, access control, user authentication, intrusion detection, and firewalls. Examples and analysis of security technology can help to improve the network security of health care matters.

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