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How will Windows XP end of support affect health IT security?
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:45:02 +0000 (UTC)
By Patrick Ouellette
Health IT Security
March 27, 2014
As is the case with most pending vendor support deadlines, the upcoming
end of Microsoft Windows XP support on April 8, 2014 has been a polarizing
topic in the enterprise and healthcare spaces. There are some
organizations that may be unaware that Microsoft will no longer be
providing security patches and others that are building Fort Knox 2.0
because of the XP end of support.
However, a few IT security professionals within healthcare organizations
told HealthITSecurity.com that they believe the biggest impact will likely
be on smaller healthcare organizations. The reality for these
organizations is that they must account for projects such as ICD-10 or
Meaningful Use and upgrading their XP machines may go on the back-burner
out of necessity. Without the proper funding and IT security talent
available to some providers, these security concerns become that much more
difficult to manage.
Stephen Person, Network & Security Engineer at North Valley Hospital and
HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) said he
guarantees that many organizations are looking at the end-of-life of
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- How will Windows XP end of support affect health IT security? InfoSec News (Mar 28)