New Protection Strategies for Healthcare Networks

Fortinet's Thomchick on Healthcare's Unique Security Challenges

How do you effectively secure healthcare networks when so many devices access them? And then how do you keep confidential patient records accessible yet protected? Deena Thomchick of Fortinet discusses the unique challenges faced by healthcare organizations and the tools and skills required to guard against incursion, both by outside hackers and insiders with access to these networks.

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Thomchick is Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet. In an interview recorded at ISMG's 2015 Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco, she discusses:

  • Why healthcare networks are notoriously difficult to secure;
  • The importance of going beyond perimeter defenses by securing these networks internally;
  • The new skills security practitioners need to effectively guard important patient data.

Thomchick is Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet, with over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity space. At Fortinet, she is the marketing evangelist for enterprise segment solutions, including next-generation firewalls. In 2006 Thomchick graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a degree in International Business and was one of the top three students in her class.


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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its diverse cadre of senior-level editors and reporters. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning Summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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