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Healthcare and Open Source – Balancing Innovation Against Risk

Submitted by demski on Tue, 2017/07/18 - 13:58
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Tue, 2017/08/08

"More and more innovation in the healthcare industry is powered by open source software, whether it’s for a new pacemaker or the latest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) platform.

A recent study of more than 1,000 commercial software applications found that open source components comprised 46% of the code in commercial applications for healthcare-related industries. But with innovation comes risk. The same research uncovered high-risk open source security vulnerabilities in 47% of the healthcare applications studied.

A focused approach to managing open source risk is essential as HIPAA and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) put new pressures on healthcare providers and technology companies to protect patient data privacy and security.

If you're concerned with healthcare application security, learn why open source management is essential for your overall security strategy."

Presented by
Jim DeGraw, Partner, Ropes & Gray; Mike Pittenger, VP Security Strategy, Black Duck