Healthcare Cybersecurity: Protecting the Lifeblood of Patient Data

In an increasingly interconnected world, where technology plays a pivotal role in healthcare delivery, ensuring the security and privacy of patient information has become more critical than ever. The rising threat of cyber attacks targeting healthcare organizations has brought healthcare cybersecurity to the forefront. Let’s look into the realm of healthcare cybersecurity and explore its challenges, solutions, and the importance of safeguarding sensitive data. [...]

2023-10-13T15:55:32-04:00October 10th, 2023|

The Rise of Cybercrime: What the 2022 IC3 Report Reveals About Healthcare

The internet has revolutionized how we communicate, connect, and conduct business. It has provided us with endless opportunities and has made our lives easier in many ways. However, with the rise of technology, there has also been an increase in cybercrime, posing a significant threat to cybersecurity. The 2022 Internet Crime Report has revealed alarming statistics about the rampant rise in cybercrime, [...]

2023-07-25T09:49:46-04:00March 30th, 2023|

The Hardest Healthcare Cybersecurity Vulnerability To Patch

As of September 23, 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added 225 additional vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog, bringing the total to 834. These are software and operating systems vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals in real-world attacks. Patching healthcare cybersecurity vulnerabilities upon discovery is critical to maintaining the security and integrity of any network. But one type of vulnerability [...]

2023-07-26T10:27:44-04:00October 14th, 2022|

Cybersecurity Best Practices: HIPAA Data Loss Prevention

Handling patients’ protected health information is something healthcare providers do every day. Because of its sensitive nature, extra precautions must be taken to safeguard PHI. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends ten practices that anyone handling PHI needs to implement, the fourth of which is HIPAA data loss prevention. What is HIPAA Data Loss Prevention?  HIPAA defines standards by [...]

2023-07-26T10:29:11-04:00October 12th, 2022|

October Cybersecurity Awareness Month Puts Spotlight on Data Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and security should be top of mind for your business. When healthcare organizations think about cybersecurity best practices, HIPAA security risk assessments and remediation plans come to mind. In addition to improving your cybersecurity posture, both risk assessments and HIPAA remediation plans are essential parts of HIPAA compliance. Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practices The HIPAA regulation is not [...]

2023-07-26T10:33:57-04:00October 3rd, 2022|

How to Improve Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Cloud computing has dramatically transformed how companies do business within the past decade. Organizations love the increased convenience and productivity possible with cloud computing, but security considerations have been overlooked or neglected. Based on surveys and focus groups, employees have noticed it. Given the consequences of security failures within the industry, employees and stakeholders have the right to ask, how to improve [...]

2023-07-26T13:33:41-04:00August 10th, 2022|

HHS Seeks Public Input on How to Implement Cybersecurity Best Practices Bill

In January of 2021, HR 7898, nicknamed the Cybersecurity Best Practices bill, was signed into law. Under this law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) must consider whether an entity used recognized cybersecurity best practices in the year preceding a violation when deciding whether to penalize the organization.  In April of 2022, OCR issued a [...]

2023-07-27T10:06:46-04:00April 7th, 2022|