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.Read More
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.
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.
By Katie Brenneman – With health system executives investing more and more each year in AI, the global AI market in healthcare is expected to reach around $120 billion by 2028. Already, the innovations that are available that leverage AI are making a significant impact on the industry.
By Troy Ament – The exponential growth of IoT and medical devices has increased the attack surface of these systems. Ransomware attacks continue to grow in volume and scale, with increased impact to connected medical devices, patient care/safety, and exposure to large global integrated health delivery systems.
By Devin Partida – The healthcare industry experienced a steep increase in IT roles during the COVID-19 pandemic, but an economic downturn may force it to scale back. Cybersecurity is critical for compliance reasons, so hospitals must prepare their teams for the effects of a recession.
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.
By Art Gross – Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming many industries and healthcare is no exception. With the advent of AI, healthcare businesses may face different threats to their cybersecurity. As a result, they could find their business in possible violation of HIPAA rules and regulations.
By Katie Brenneman – If your healthcare facility or staff is making the switch to digital communications like so many others, you must do so with safety and security in mind. While digital communications with patients over email, messaging apps, and text might be more convenient, they can also…