Third Brigade Releases White Paper on the New Threat to Healthcare IT

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White paper explores the impact of targeted attacks on Healthcare systems.

Third Brigade (, a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today released a white paper entitled, “The New Threat: Attackers That Target Healthcare Organizations”, authored by Mr. Blake Sutherland, CISSP and Vice President, Product Development.

“Now that most HCOs have strong perimeter defenses including network firewalls, user authentication, configuration management, and data encryption, attackers have set their sights on software applications,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “These mission critical applications, including EHR/EMR systems, e-Prescribing, and physician and patient portals , require proactive protection that simply cannot be handled by traditional network or perimeter security approaches.”

Healthcare organizations are being targeted by financially motivated attackers that steal and sell valuable data – including identities – and computing resources. Armed with sophisticated tools, attackers exploit countless software vulnerabilities that exist in the many systems a provider relies upon, including web-based applications such as EHR/EMR systems. The consequences of an attack can include reductions in quality of care, service disruptions, reduced revenues, higher operating costs, and regulatory fines.

This white paper educates readers about the new threat and steps that can be taken to mitigate risks through vulnerability assessments of critical applications and the evaluation of intrusion prevention as a key compensating control to alleviate the growing risk.

The white paper is available immediately and can be downloaded for free at

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade ( specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

Media and Analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media & Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

(M) 613-858-4407

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