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Healthcare Industry: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and How to Treat Them

A Portal to Danger With the pandemic in 2020, it’s safe to say that healthcare changed forever. While many hospitals and care facilities had previously been distant to overhaul their telehealth services, the need for locked-down health facilities quickly shifted priorities. Patient portals rapidly became more common as they serve as a way for patients to communicate with providers, receive …

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The Cyber Trove of the Healthcare Industry

The past twelve months have been a strange time of evolving demands on global healthcare services, as well staggering transformations in the digital sphere. In many hospitals, these two topics overlap, as healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted in online attacks.  Healthcare workers don’t have time to digest information about cybersecurity and password practices. But each day threat actors bang at …

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A Chronic Illness: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs an Update

According to the 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey With the continually expanding concerns of cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry, organizations must invest in secure systems. Breaches happen to healthcare organizations of all sizes because they are rich sources of sensitive information. The findings of the 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey suggest the rate at which healthcare organizations are improving their cybersecurity posture …

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The Health of Security

After experiencing a massive ransomware attack that caused the near-shutdown of 400 sites, the Universal Health Services (UHS) has become the most recent example to highlight the issue of cybersecurity in health care organizations. In a recent statement, UHS revealed that the attack affected acute care facilities and behavioral health hospitals, as well as corporate level systems, and caused UHS …

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HIPAA & Employee Password Policies

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) describes how organizations must keep protected health information (PHI) secure. So how exactly are employee passwords supposed to be handled in light of HIPAA?   It’s important to understand how HIPAA handles the topic of passwords in order for organizations to properly implement the guidelines in their data protection strategies.  What Organizations are …

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HITRUST & PASSWORDS: 7 Important Password Policies for HITRUST

Our recommended healthcare password policies that complement and support HITRUST. Since its founding in 2007, HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) champions programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global organizations across all industries. HITRUST works with privacy, information security, and risk management leaders from the public and private sectors, to develop common risk and compliance management frameworks, …