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Implementing Executive Level Healthcare Cybersecurity Training

May 23, 2017 - Employees at all levels should have a thorough healthcare cybersecurity training experience, especially as the potential threat factors continue to evolve. It takes just one inadvertent click from a malicious email for a health system to be compromised or fall victim to a ransomware or other type of malware attack. However, it is not just physicians, clinicians, and other staff members who...


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Implementing Executive Level Healthcare Cybersecurity Training

by Elizabeth Snell

Employees at all levels should have a thorough healthcare cybersecurity training experience, especially as the potential threat factors continue to evolve. It takes just one inadvertent click from a malicious email for a health system to be compromised...

67% of Security Teams Say Insiders Top Data Security Threat

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations must ensure that they carefully monitor who is able to access sensitive information, as potential data security threats can occur from either insiders or third-parties. While working with trusted vendors or business associates...

More Orgs Seeking Staff for Healthcare Privacy, Security Jobs

by Elizabeth Snell

There was a large increase in healthcare privacy and security job postings, indicating that the health information management (HIM) profession is continuing to evolve with the needs of healthcare organizations, according to a recent study...

Employee Healthcare Data Security Awareness Top Industry Threat

by Elizabeth Snell

Approximately 80 percent of surveyed health IT executives and professionals report that employee security awareness is their greatest concern regarding healthcare data security. The 2017 Level 3 Healthcare Security Study was conducted...

Study Addresses Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Challenges

by Elizabeth Snell

Promoting a cyber and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, as well as creating cybersecurity scholarships are two key ways federal cybersecurity workforce challenges can be addressed, according to a recent Government...

Administrative Safeguard Need Highlighted in PA Indictment

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations must ensure that they have comprehensive and regularly updated administrative safeguards, such as user authentication measures and proper access control. A failure to have these in place, or having outdated ones, could...

Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information Governance

by Elizabeth Snell

Earlier this month, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published its newest toolkit to assist organizations in preparing for HIPAA audits. The “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” addresses...

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...

3 Key Steps for Stronger Data Security in Healthcare

by Bill Kleyman

There was a recent Forbes article that analyzed the findings from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which looked at the total number of breaches and impacted people in 2015. So, what did OCR find? In 2015, there were 253 healthcare breaches,...

Prioritizing Data Privacy, Security in the Healthcare C-Suite

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare IT continues to evolve, the C-suite is also expanding and becoming more intricate. Individuals in leadership positions need to keep data privacy and security issues top priorities, especially as healthcare remains a target for cyber...

Study Finds Human Factor Key Area of Cybersecurity Risk

by Elizabeth Snell

A lack of cybersecurity staff members, a lack of employee training, and not enough boardroom prioritization are top contributions to cybersecurity risk, according to a recent study from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and...

Protect Healthcare Data with User Training, Secure Systems

by Bill Kleyman

As covered entities and business associates of all sizes work to protect healthcare data, there are numerous aspects to consider, especially as cybsecurity threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated.  We often focus on major...

NIST Resource to Help Create Strong Cybersecurity Workforce

by Elizabeth Snell

An organization led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a new resource to ensure that organizations can “more effectively identify, recruit, develop and maintain its cybersecurity talent” and create...

What Lessons Can be learned from Recent Health Data Breaches?

by Elizabeth Snell

Several recent large-scale health data breaches have affected over 5 million individuals, including patients, employees, and providers. With more covered entities implementing connected devices, BYOD strategies, and working toward interoperability,...

Utilizing Administrative Safeguards to Prevent Insider Threats

by Elizabeth Snell

Preventing healthcare insider threats needs to be a top priority for covered entities of all sizes, and with cybersecurity threats evolving each day, training methods must also remain current. Administrative safeguards, including user training...

Use Staff Training to Improve Hospital Ransomware Procedures

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations of all sizes need to ensure that they are regularly updating their technological, administrative, and physical safeguards as cybersecurity threats continue to evolve. This is particularly true when it comes to hospital...

5 Healthcare Data Security Challenges and Solutions

by Elizabeth Snell

There are numerous healthcare data security challenges in the industry, and these challenges will only continue to evolve as technology becomes more complex and providers work to stay current. Healthcare cybersecurity threats are often thought...

3 Tools to Help Prevent Healthcare Ransomware Attacks

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare ransomware attacks are one of the current top concerns for many covered entities, but this type of cybersecurity infiltration is not a new issue. However, it is hitting the healthcare industry more often as more organizations begin...

Does Employee Access Hinder Patient Data Security?

by Elizabeth Snell

Patient data security needs to be a top priority at every healthcare organization, regardless of the size of the covered entity. This is especially critical as more facilities begin to implement mobile devices, use new EMR systems and even connect...

Healthcare Security and Compliance Increases, Says DataMotion

by Elizabeth Snell

The majority of healthcare organizations – 97 percent – have put healthcare security and compliance measures into place, according to DataMotion’s third annual survey on corporate email and file transfer habits. This is an increase...

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