How Hospitals Can Establish a Zero Trust Security Model

HealthTech Magazine

Tommy Peterson

Cybercriminals haven’t been on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare IT organizations have been battling new waves of ransomware, phishing and other malware attacks as they work to keep critical information flowing within overstretched hospitals and to remote users.

But for healthcare institutions like Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the need for the enhanced network security a zero-trust model can offer has long been apparent, says Christopher Frenz, Interfaith’s assistant vice president for information security.

The concept of zero trust is literal: No actors, systems or services operating from...

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