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67% of CISOs Believe a Cybersecurity Attack Will Happen in 2018

January 15, 2018 - CISOs are increasingly concerned about the likelihood of falling victim to a cybersecurity attack, with 67 percent reporting that they think their organization will face that type of data breach in 2018, according to a recent survey. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Opus, What CISOs Are Worried About in 2018 gathered the responses of over 500 CISOs and other information...


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Are Orgs Filling Necessary Healthcare Cybersecurity Roles?

by Elizabeth Snell

Without the right healthcare cybersecurity roles being filled at covered entities, it can be more difficult for organizations to ensure that sensitive data remains secure. Along with CISOs, privacy officers, and compliance officers, entities...

Why Privileged Account Management Matters in Health Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare providers continue to work toward creating strong cybersecurity measures, it is important to remember that insider access could also lead to a potential data breach. Failing to secure privileged accounts could lead to unauthorized...

HHS Cybersecurity Measures Center of Recent Legislation

by Elizabeth Snell

Two House Energy and Commerce Committee members reintroduced legislation to address HHS cybersecurity measures, helping the agency better establish its role as an authority in facing current cybersecurity challenges. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)...

HIMSS Stresses Proactive Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Regular risk assessments, updating business continuity plans, and implementing a cybersecurity framework are all key ways for providers to follow a proactive healthcare cybersecurity approach, according to HIMSS Director of Privacy and Security...

Focusing on Employee Training for Stronger Health IT Security

by Elizabeth Snell

The American Hospital Association’s Hospital & Health Networks (H&HN) Most Wired rankings were released earlier this summer, and showed that providers are making great strides in their health IT security. Providers are...

Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Improved Training

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare is one of many industries struggling with a cybersecurity skills gap, working to ensure that the right individuals are put into positions where they can adequately manage the increasing threats. Being able to address that increasing...

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...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT...

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...

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...

Cybersecurity Challenges Key Focus in Federal Appointment

by Elizabeth Snell

Last week, Thomas P. Bossert was appointed to serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and will advise the President-elect on cybersecurity challenges, homeland security, and counterterrorism. The role has...

New Federal CISO Set to Bolster National Cybersecurity Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill was announced as the first Federal CISO earlier this week, and is expected to continue the push toward stronger national cybersecurity measures. Touhill is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary...

How to Build a Strong Healthcare Information Security Team

by Elizabeth Snell

With cybersecurity threats seemingly evolving each day, healthcare providers can no longer afford to have incomplete approaches to data security. Having a comprehensive and well-trained healthcare information security team will be a key aspect...

How Healthcare CISOs Can Conquer Data Security Challenges

by Elizabeth Snell

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...

HHS Role in Healthcare Cybersecurity Discussed in Hearing

by Elizabeth Snell

Having effective data protection and incident response are crucial parts to strong healthcare cybersecurity, according to a recent hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee. The group met last week to discuss the future of healthcare...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity Should be Top Priority for Execs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While healthcare cybersecurity is an increasing concern for covered entities, recent research shows that other industries should also potentially put a higher focus on cybersecurity threats. Seventy-five percent of cybersecurity professionals...

Top Healthcare Data Security Issues for the C-Suite

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare data security is no longer an issue relegated to the IT department, especially as technology becomes more prevalent throughout organizations. This is why CIOs and CISOs need to understand what the key privacy and security issues are,...

The Changing Roles of Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership

by Elizabeth Snell

An important aspect of healthcare data security is ensuring that an organization’s leadership is well-versed in the current cybersecurity issues. That way, healthcare organizations can work to create a well-rounded and secure environment...

How Health Data Security, Healthcare CISOs Are Evolving

by Elizabeth Snell

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) typically play an integral role when it comes to a healthcare organization's health data security plan. With technology continuing to evolve, it is essential that the CISO role also evolve as necessary....

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