Hard Hat Area: Health IT –One of the best benefits, protection from SQL Injection attacks from web applications and of course explicit logging. With technology and the exploits growing at such a rapid pace today outsourcing to the specialty companies who make this their #1 priority and focus is the way to go, to handle in house for any organization of any substantial size is a huge job and will take more resources and not be as good at running this in front of the servers from a web application. A while back I did a post on security enhancements and Channel 9 from Microsoft has a very entertaining video about a SQL Injection attack done in Las Vegas, fictional, but done in a way to help anyone understand network security. Well worth the watch and it will open your eyes. BD
Third Brigade, a security software company specializing in host intrusion defense systems announced that Harvard Medical School has deployed the Third Brigade Deep Security host intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) to help protect its web applications and servers from targeted attacks against cardholder data. The protection will help Harvard Medical School to meet the data security standards set out by the Payment Card Industry (PCI).