Healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted by hackers, and data breaches are becoming more and more of a threat.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “Data reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that almost every month last year, more than 1 million people were affected by data breaches at health-care organizations.” Additionally, they wrote, “Intelligence agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe have warned repeatedly that nation-state-backed hackers and cybercriminals are attempting to break into health-care systems to steal vaccine-related research and other data.”
Hackers can ask for millions in ransom if a hospital is successfully hacked. And then there’s the financial fallout when word gets out that there was a data breach. Hospitals are tech-heavy. Privacy is everything. And many of them don’t have the security they need to protect themselves. All of these factors make them a perfect target for hackers.
It can be stressful for hospital employees to face so many attacks and considerable other risks to mitigate. Healthcare compliance professionals can feel that the management of cyber threats in addition to their already existing compliance program is overwhelming and even a little redundant. However, cybersecurity adds a separate and increasingly crucial key to maintaining compliance.
Join our upcoming webinar, “Cybersecurity and Compliance: Friends or Foes?” at 1 p.m. ET on March 2nd, as Healthicity teams up with Cyavtar to learn how cybersecurity and compliance go hand in hand. Tackling them simultaneously will make your job easier and your work more streamlined and efficient. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Manage Compliance Rules That Impact Your Cybersecurity Plan
- Implement Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards
- Handle a Security Breach