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Assessing Vendor Risk for Stronger Health Data Security

July 15, 2016 - Whether a healthcare organization hires vendors to process customer payments, store HR data in the cloud or run the IT help desk, you extend your overall cyber risk environment to that of your third party providers. Too often, healthcare decision-makers assume that their vendors’ health data security controls match theirs. Or, healthcare organization leaders assume that they can rely...


Use Staff Training to Improve Hospital Ransomware Procedures


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...

Reps Push for Stronger Healthcare Ransomware Guidance


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should consider healthcare ransomware attacks to be data breaches and continue to expand guidance on how providers react to ransomware, according to Representatives Ted Lieu and Will Hurd. The...

How Healthcare CISOs Can Conquer Data Security Challenges


As the healthcare cybersecurity threats and data security challenges continue to evolve, CISOs must ensure that they remain educated on the best options for keeping sensitive data secure. However, CISOs need to also find the right balance between...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Measure Evasions Common in Entities


Not only do healthcare cybersecurity measure workarounds often go unnoticed in organizations, but they are often taught to employees as the correct practice, according to a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania,...

Why Facilities Need to Understand Healthcare Cyber Liability


No healthcare organization wants to experience a data breach, but there can often be unforeseen events that occur after a security incident. This is where healthcare cyber liability can come into play, but covered entities cannot assume that...

Preparing Against Current Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats


As more healthcare ransomware cases are reported, it becomes even more apparent that organizations of all sizes can no longer assume that they will never be a target of a healthcare cybersecurity attack. Covered entities must ensure that they...

How FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity Draft Affects Healthcare


It is no surprise that the healthcare industry is facing increasing cybersecurity threats, and the increase in connected devices is all the more reason why covered entities need to ensure that their medical device cybersecurity measures are current...

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Updates, Clarification Underway


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework will receive a minor update, which will include updating the informative references, clarifying guidance for implementation tiers, and placement of cyber threat intelligence in the core, according to a recent...

Understanding Web Application Security in Healthcare


The modern healthcare environment has evolved to present new types of technology services, support new kinds of users, and deliver even better healthcare services. Cloud-facing applications and EHR systems are becoming the new normal as we support...

ICIT Explains NIST Guide Impact on Healthcare Cybersecurity


As health IT developers work to create the latest platforms and tools for the industry, it is essential that healthcare cybersecurity measures remain a top priority. However, numerous types of healthcare organizations should take note of a guide...

Creating Strong Healthcare IT Infrastructure Security


Security in the healthcare world continues to be a very interesting topic. We’re seeing growing concerns around data, virtual systems, and much more adoption around cloud services. At the healthcare level, new types of services are impacting...

CHIME Urges Stronger Hospital Ransomware Protections


A more proactive policy management process, as well as stronger hospital ransomware legislation is necessary to ensure that healthcare organizations can adequately protect against the changing cybersecurity threat landscape, according to the...

Healthcare Ransomware, Connected Devices Top Security Issues


While the increase in connected devices and more options for Internet of Things (IoT) create massive streams of data and options for productivity, they also create more openings for security threats, according to a recent study. Furthermore,...

How to Protect Your Entity from Healthcare Phishing Attacks


We read with horror about healthcare organizations getting hacked, spilling personal health details that no one wants to find dumped out onto the public internet. The origins of these attacks are all-too-frequently healthcare phishing attacks,...

How Connected, Mobile Devices Affect Healthcare Cybersecurity


As more healthcare organizations work to keep pace with the ever-evolving options for mobile devices and connected medical devices, it is essential that they are also mindful of potential healthcare cybersecurity concerns. The proliferation of...

Choosing a Healthcare Cybersecurity Vendor and Solution


While the ever-evolving technological tools in healthcare mean that covered entities and their business associates can benefit in how they provide quality care and communicate with one another, it also means that there is an increasingly high...

Prevent Data Breaches with Strong Medical Device Security


Patients come to your healthcare facility with a whole host of expectations. They want personalized, quality care delivery. They want strong medical device security, knowing that all equipment is reliable, effective and safe. They’re placing...

How Can Hospital Ransomware Policies Improve in the Industry?


As healthcare data security incidents become more sophisticated, covered entities and their business associates are attempting to develop security procedures that better manage hospital ransomware threats. With the help of several government...

Preparing for Online Attacks in Hospital Data Security


Following recent headlines highlighting online attacks to hospital data security around the country, many are discussing the growth of not only ransomware, but various methods of targeted attacks and how to stop them. One way is for hospitals...


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