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Zooming into Risk During COVID-19

[04/08/20]

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Information Technology, Medical Device Security

Written by: Hall Render Advisory Services

Many businesses have become increasingly dependent on video-teleconferencing (“VTC”) platforms (such as Zoom) in order to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this technology is susceptible to hacking attempts and cybersecurity attacks. The FBI has noted an increase in reports of virtual hijacking through VTC platforms (referred to as “Zoom-bombing” even when attacks... READ MORE

Battling the Bugs: Cybersecurity During a Pandemic

[03/19/20]

Posted on March 19, 2020 in Information Technology, Medical Device Security

Written by: Hall Render Advisory Services

Destructive and disruptive cyberattacks are on the rise as threat actors try to profit off of the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes not only cybercriminals but also nation-state actors seeking disruption of COVID-19 response efforts. Hackers are also delivering targeted malware attacks, stealing confidential information and gaining access to information systems. Read more about cybersecurity... READ MORE

Information Technology in Health Care M&A: The Top 3 Barriers to Achieving Maximum Value

[03/18/20]

Posted on March 18, 2020 in Information Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions

Written by: Hall Render Advisory Services

Mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry present unique challenges, especially when it relates to managing information technology, as information technology is utilized in all areas of health care business and clinical operations. IT leaders should establish a programmatic approach to M&A planning to build an integration program that addresses the three primary... READ MORE