Identity management the new ‘perimeter’ for hospital cybersecurity

ID management has become central to fighting cybercrime as cloud computing and the internet change the nature of access and security, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s vice president of security. Protecting a hospital network’s perimeter used to be the guiding principle for security professionals, but today they must focus more on managing the identities of every user, said John Houston, vice president of information security and privacy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “The concept of perimeter...