How to Handle a Breach

By Art Gross – “You’ve been breached”: three words that no business owner ever wants to hear, but for which they should be prepared. Data breaches have become an unfortunate reality for many organizations, especially those in the healthcare industry. Protecting sensitive patient information is not just a matter of compliance; it’s a crucial component of maintaining trust and reputation.

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A Dynamic Duo: Cybersecurity and Compliance

By Art Gross – Part of our Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In a world where health records are considered 50 times more valuable than credit card information on the dark web, the OCR’s basic requirements are no longer sufficient on their own. Covered entities and business associates need comprehensive solutions and cybersecurity training to avoid data breaches and safeguard their patient data.

The Rising Threat of Social Engineering Attacks in Healthcare

By Art Gross – Social engineering attacks involve manipulating individuals into divulging confidential information, providing unauthorized access, or executing actions that compromise the security of systems or data. Attackers exploit psychological and emotional factors to exploit employees’ trust and manipulate them into performing actions that put the organization’s sensitive information at risk.

OCR Healthcare Report Released

By Art Gross – The OCR within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for enforcing compliance with HIPAA. As part of its mandate, the OCR annually releases a report on data breaches in the healthcare industry. The most recent report, which covers the year 2021, was recently released.