“The concern now is that attackers may exploit a new, widespread vulnerability that healthcare institutions have yet to patch or mitigate. “While it’s still being determined if Shellshock is as damaging as Heartbleed, it’s certainly as serious,” says Brian Evans, senior managing consultant at IBM Security Services.
So, healthcare organizations must mitigate the Shellshock vulnerability now to help avoid becoming the next mega-breach victim.”
Health Information Technology (HIT) is developing rapidly as healthcare organizations continue to refine and improve the interopability of the systems that make-up the services ecosystem – EMT, physicians, hospitals, and ancillary services like x-ray, urgent care, pharmacy, and other medical device/services providers.
Breach prevention is one of the many concerns that face healthcare organizations at a time when corporate medical organizations are struggling to reach into the sole-practice offices of physicans and other providers who still depend upon paper records to serve their patients. And it is the lowest common denominator of data systems that restrains progress at one and and then the risks of breaches like Shellshock that challenges adoption at the other.
Thanks to Healthcare Info Security