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How Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures Affect National Approach

March 21, 2017 - Earlier this month, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to determine the value and effectiveness of the current engagement between the private sector and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS wanted to see what made particular outreach efforts successful, and how the private sector was approaching cybersecurity....


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How Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures Affect National Approach

by Elizabeth Snell

Earlier this month, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to determine the value and effectiveness of the current engagement between the private sector and the Department...

WEDI Outlines Tips for Improving Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare data breaches increase in frequency and become more intricate in types of attacks, organizations must ensure that their healthcare cybersecurity measures appropriately match, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange...

How Cybersecurity Affects the Evolving Healthcare CISO Role

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare C-suite continues to evolve, along with the increasingly complex cybersecurity threats. Healthcare CISOs must now have knowledge in many areas, and understand just how far data breach repercussions can go.  The Chief Information...

How Healthcare Benefits from Cybersecurity Guidelines

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare entities have several key cybersecurity frameworks to utilize when it comes to implementing necessary cybersecurity guidelines. However, not all organizations necessarily have access to the same type of guidance. Nearly half –...

Risk-Based Cybersecurity Approach Key in HHS IT Strategic Plan

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving cybersecurity measures with a risk-based approach is a key component of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently released Information Technology Strategic Plan FY 2017-2020. The plan is part of an HHS collaborative...

Recent Cybersecurity Bill Focuses on State, Local Preparation

by Elizabeth Snell

A reintroduced cybersecurity bill hopes to help state and local governments fight against the increasing number of cybersecurity threats. The State and Local Cyber Protection Act will require more coordination with the Department of...

Preparing for Increasing Healthcare Cybersecurity Risks

by Elizabeth Snell

The more connected that covered entities and business associates become, such as through the use of IoT devices and BYOD strategies, they must ensure that potential healthcare cybersecurity risks remain a top consideration.   Failing to...

OCR Calls for Healthcare Cybersecurity Collaboration

by Elizabeth Snell

The government, private sector, and international network defense communities all need to work toward stronger collaboration and information sharing to combat the increasing amount of healthcare cybersecurity threats, the Office for Civil Rights...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Increasingly Key Issue in C-Suite

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare providers are continuing to prioritize cybersecurity concerns, according to a recent KLAS Research and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) study. In efforts to ensure stronger data security measures, more...

GAO Urges Improvement in Federal Cybersecurity Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Improvements must be made to the federal government’s cybersecurity measures, especially to ensure that federal information systems and cyber critical infrastructure remain secure, according to a recent GAO report.   Changes will also...

Cloud Adoption Slows from Lagging Cybersecurity Skills

by Elizabeth Snell

Utilizing cloud computing options is quickly becoming more attractive to numerous industries, including healthcare. However, a recent survey indicates that the number of individuals with the necessary cybersecurity skills is not keeping pace...

ISACA Finds Cybersecurity Skills Gap Leaves 25% of Orgs Exposed

by Elizabeth Snell

Evolving cybersecurity threats pose dangers to numerous industries, including healthcare, but a recent survey indicates that there is a cybersecurity skills gap that leaves entities exposed for months at a time. Over one-third of respondents...

Md. Introduces Ransomware Bill with Criminal, Civil Penalties

by Elizabeth Snell

A recent ransomware bill introduced into the Maryland General Assembly calls for steeper penalties for individuals who utilize the malicious software for such attacks. Maryland Senator Sen. Susan Lee sponsored the bill, HB 340, which “creates...

Preventing Insider Threats from Affecting Health Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

There are numerous potential threats to health data security, and the increasingly complex level of technology will only help add to that threat level. Insider threats are one key area of concern, as careless or poorly trained employees could...

GAO Finds DHS Cybersecurity Measures Have Room for Improvement

by Elizabeth Snell

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has worked toward implementing necessary cybersecurity measures in its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), there are still factors impeding its efficiency and effectiveness,...

How Healthcare IT Teams Bring Value and Security to Providers

by Bill Kleyman

Over the recent years, some of the most successful healthcare organizations are those that thoroughly involve their IT teams with overall business goals. IT professionals are no longer a silo operation, put in place to put out fires or deal with...

Cybersecurity Risk Management Focus in HITRUST Catalogue

by Elizabeth Snell

Having a stronger understanding of cybersecurity risk management is a key way for healthcare organizations to view potential risk areas and keep data secure, according to the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). That was a driving factor...

Consumers Worried National Data Privacy Capabilities Lacking

by Elizabeth Snell

With many Americans admitting to having personal experience with a major data breach, it should come as no surprise that they have concerns with how the government and other corporations handle data privacy. Out of 1,040 surveyed adults, 64 percent...

Security Operations Centers Falling Below Optimal Levels

by Elizabeth Snell

The majority of security operations centers (SOCs), which assist organizations in mitigating potential cybersecurity risks, are falling below the optimal maturity level, according to research from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The HPE State...

Working to Overcome the Cybersecurity Skills Gap in Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

The cybersecurity threat landscape is ever-evolving, forcing many industries to hire individuals with applicable cybersecurity skills to keep sensitive data secure. Healthcare is no different, with ransomware attacks, malware incidents, and other...

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