Healthcare Innovation June 10, 2024
David Raths

About 87 percent of the Bedford VA Healthcare System’s network devices used operating systems that did not meet baseline security requirements, report finds

A recent VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit of the information security program and practices at the Bedford VA Healthcare System in Massachusetts found several issues with life-cycle management of network devices.

OIG audit reports provide a glimpse into the types of IT security weaknesses that many health systems encounter. Network device life-cycle management is one of those, as well as deployment of security patches and system upgrades.

The OIG inspection team noted that about 87 percent of the Bedford VA Healthcare System’s network devices used operating systems that did not meet baseline security requirements.

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