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The safest data security approach for the healthcare industry

If you’re looking for a reason to make protecting legacy systems a priority for your healthcare organization, we’ve got 9.23 million for you. That’s the total number of US dollars lost by the healthcare sector to data breaches alone in 2021– and that number is increasing year on year. In fact, the healthcare sector has been the target of the costliest data breaches of all sectors – including financial, technology, and services – for 11 years.

Top 5 Risks Affecting the Healthcare Industry

Cybersecurity is a constant, serious threat to the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, however, the risks to cybersecurity and data security in healthcare are only one part of the larger risk management puzzle for healthcare organizations. Infections, alarm fatigue, telemedicine, and a lack of emergency preparedness also pose severe threats in healthcare. To minimize exposure, healthcare organizations require a comprehensive risk management program.

Is my business email HIPAA compliant?

According to a report published by the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), losses resulting from attacks against business emails are 64 times more damaging than ransomware when measured by dollar amount losses. Phishing and email data breaches can be particularly damaging in the health sector. Regulatory authorities and oversight bodies are incredibly stringent when enforcing compliance measures designed to protect sensitive medical and patient data.

A Hospital's Cybersecurity: 10 Steps to Help Ensure Patient Safety and Continuous Operations

Across a health system’s digital terrain, the most vulnerable assets are connected medical devices. If those devices become compromised, the infiltration could impact a patient’s privacy, health and safety. Moreover, it could shut down care delivery for days, weeks or longer, with long-lasting financial and reputational impacts. According to Deloitte, an estimated 70% of medical devices will be connected by 2023.

ICS Security in Healthcare: Why Software Vulnerabilities Pose a Threat to Patient Safety

The lack of healthcare cybersecurity is one of the most significant threats to the sanctity of the global healthcare industry. This is made evident by the fact that in 2020 more than 18 million patient records were affected by successful cyber-attacks on the U.S. healthcare system. Health professionals should not take this issue lightly, as financial assets and intellectual property are at risk.

What is ePHI? A Guide to electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI)

ePHI stands for electronic protected health information. Electronic protected health information is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA. ePHI security is governed by the HIPAA Security Rule. With the rise of telehealth, covered entities need to understand the requirements for safely transmitting, storing, and using ePHI to be compliant with the Security Rule and to protect a patient’s privacy.

A Hospital's Cybersecurity: 10 Steps to Help Ensure Patient Safety and Continuous Operations

Across a health system’s digital terrain, the most vulnerable assets are connected medical devices. If those devices become compromised, the infiltration could impact a patient’s privacy, health and safety. Moreover, it could shut down care delivery for days, weeks or longer, with long-lasting financial and reputational impacts. According to Deloitte, an estimated 70% of medical devices will be connected by 2023.

What is the HIPAA Security Rule?

Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has two key provisions: the Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The Privacy Rule establishes standards for protecting certain health information, or PHI. The Privacy Rule requires those organizations that are governed by HIPAA (covered entities) to implement safeguards to protect the privacy of PHI, and gives individuals the right to access and share their health records.

Cybersecurity Tips for Healthcare Organizations

“Why do ransomware attackers target healthcare companies so often?” Here are 2 reasons why: Goldmine of personal information: If you look on the dark web, the price of a stolen credit card would be $5 for a validated card. But the price of personal information (passport, social security number, etc.) could range from $400 to $6,500 per person because you can create a fake identity and use it to create accounts in various places.

5 Digital Identity Features That Improve Healthcare Consumer Journeys

Within today's healthcare landscape, consumer experience is more important than ever. Healthcare consumers want improved convenience, personalization, and communication. Healthcare executives from CDOs to CISOs understand that an organization's success hinges on meeting these demands with seamless, secure consumer experiences across all touchpoints.