As we close out October and Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we asked some of our friends and industry experts to tell us something we should take away and always remember throughout the year.
By Matt Fisher – A $2.3 million HIPAA settlement by 21st Century Oncology from mid-December 2017 seemed to mostly fly under the radar. A combination of events seems to have helped push the low profile.
By Munawar Abadullah – Cyber-crimes are at an all-time high and will continue to rise in popularity for as long as organisations adopt a passive approach to online security. While some healthcare organisations look at cyber security as a “back burner”, the hacking industry is evolving to the point where anyone can become a successful hacker.
By Joseph Opacki – A bold statement, I know. After all, how could things get worse? Over the past two years healthcare has been targeted and breached more than any other industry. Fines for negligence have become commonplace, and reached new highs in 2016. And yet I’m confident in my prediction. Here’s why.
You can hear all our HIMSS Highlights on HealthcareNOWradio. We were there talking to industry leaders about trending topics at this year’s event. Listen to what some of the brightest minds in health IT had to say.
Register today for these two upcoming web events we are hosting; one on cybersecurity and the other on navigating the reimbursement roadmap in a time of industry fluctuation and change.
Symantec should be a household name when it comes to internet security by now. So when they release a report on security threats we should listen. This year’s report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity.
If you’re unfamiliar with our series of live educational webcasts, this is the month to join us as we tackle three topics impacting the entire industry – HIPAA Audits, MIPS and cybersecurity. All of our events are free to join. Here is the April schedule.
By Mike Semel – By the time you read the ransom note it is too late for your patients/clients, your organization’s reputation, and maybe your career. But it doesn’t have to be. You can deal with Security and Compliance at the executive level now, and invest adequate attention and resources.
By Steve Matheson – Cyber threats to healthcare data are a growing concern, as evidenced by the number of leading hospital C-level executives I met with recently during a closed-door session of hospital CIOs. Many were old acquaintances, but several of the new folks I’ve met had titles of CSO, Chief Security Officer.
By Mike Semel – Don’t believe “We’re from the government and we are here to help you.” After a data breach in 2006 the FTC settled with ChoicePoint for $ 10 million and a 20-year monitored compliance program. Twenty-Years! In 2012 a company that had a HIPAA data breach was forced out of the state for two years by the Minnesota Attorney General.
Lee Kim, Director, Privacy and Security for HIMSS North America, joins us on our next HIPAA Chat to share her insights on the topic of cyber security and discuss some of the results of a recent survey conducted by HIMSS.
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