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How Your Business Partners Put Your Data at Risk
With today’s security architectures, healthcare providers are only as secure as their partners. That’s because a perimeter-based security model focuses on granting access through the firewall for external contractors and other partners. But if a partner’s network is breached or credentials are compromised by a phishing or other attack, the hackers gain the same unfettered access to a provider’s internal systems. Security vendor Certes Networks, which sells virtual private networks, walks through common partner security risks. (Photo: Fotolia)