From The Editor

Cyber and Security

Challenges come in every form and fashion. The cybersecurity business is no exception. Our cover story comes from Sheila Loy, who is the director healthcare and insurance—Identity & Access Management at HID Global.

She writes that trust identities offer the means to accomplish “… objectives through a holistic, end-to-end approach to identity and authentication that spans multi-factor authentication, credential management, digital certificates and physical identity and access management (PIAM).”

As a healthcare professional, Loy is pointing out that healthcare organizations have specific demands that must be met in order to stay compliant and to maintain the integrity of healthcare delivery in a digital world.

Administrators are more connected, and the hospital and its cyber component are now part the efficient means of the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT).

Packed with valuable information, Loy will address the compliance challenge and opportunity, plus the power of convergence. She also writes about protecting the connected hospital, and how to reduce risk.

While you are thumbing through this issue, please consider data security. Authors Paul Garms and Sean Murphy, both regional marketing directors at Bosch Security and Safety Systems, take a deep dive into the parameters of data security. They start with operating systems, password use, encryption and authentication and port usage. They tie it all up with prevention of denial-of-service, and what are today’s highest standards.

The bottom line is, it is imperative for security experts to consider physical and cybersecurity at the same time. These devices are connected, and there are inherent risks that must be addressed.

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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