Hospitals Failing on Cybersecurity Hygiene

Hospitals Failing on Cybersecurity Hygiene

Healthcare organizations (HCOs) are increasingly at risk from legacy operating systems, device complexity and the use of commonly exploited protocols, according to a new study from Forescout.


The security vendor analyzed 75 healthcare deployments running over 1.5 million devices across 10,000 virtual local area networks (VLANs).


It found that although less than 1% were running unsupported operating systems, 71% of Windows devices were on Windows 7, Windows 2008 or Windows Mobile, which will be end-of-lifed in January 2020 — less than a year away.


These HCOs are further exposing themselves ..