Cyber Security Awareness
How prepared is your practice for a security breach or an unforeseen disaster?
MyConnectSolutions want to remind healthcare providers to test their HIPAA compliance and cyber attack readiness!
- Have you conducted an annual Security Risk Assessment?
- Do you have policies and procedures in place to address breaches?
- Do you have a process for investigating and tracking incidents?
- Have you identified all of your vendors as Business Associates?
- Have your employees gone through HIPAA Security Awareness Assessment?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you may be in violation of HIPAA rules and vulnerable to a cyber attack.
Attorney and HIPAA Expert, Paul Hale, J.D., states, “Healthcare organizations are particularly vulnerable because patient data is the gold standard for criminals selling private data on the black market. While the cybercrime crisis can seem insurmountable, there are steps you can take. Guidance on how to maximize your defenses include: ensuring your vendors, web-hosts, and business associates are HIPAA compliant, updating your software – always installing the recommended patches; maintaining a quality anti-virus and malware program on all of your devices; and backing up your data. In the workplace, security workforce training is essential.”