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Best practices to keep networks secure

March 19, 2020

Securing healthcare facilities against cyberattacks has become increasingly complicated, but there are some best practices that can help keep networks secure, according to an article on the ZDNet website.

To counter the growing threat, ENISA, the European Union agency for cybersecurity, has issued advice on improving cyber defense for hospitals. The guidance includes the following

° Involve the IT department in procurement

° Implement a vulnerability identification and management process

° Develop a policy for hardware and software updates

° Enhance security controls for wireless communication

° Establish testing policies

° Establish business continuity plans

° Take into account interoperability issues

° Enable testing of all components

° Allow auditing and logging

° Encrypt sensitive personal data at rest and in transit

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