Most healthcare providers feel that they are adequately protected against potential cybersecurity.
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While many healthcare providers believe they are prepared for a cybersecurity attack, often they are not.
Breaches have been getting more sophisticated and more prevalent. Healthcare data continues to sell for high prices to cybercriminals.
Despite the advances in cybercrime, many providers feel their practice is secure. This is true, even though they are not adequately protected against threats.
So why the disconnect?
Many organizations feel that they are adequately protected because they simply don’t know enough about breaches.
Boardrooms that make decisions for healthcare entities often do not include security personnel or any individuals that are technologically savvy to recognize security defects.
Further, the healthcare industry as a whole has minimized cybersecurity threats for a long time. The industry still has not realized the severity of the threats.
Many providers and hospitals need to embrace and obtain more advanced technology to improve security.
This is problematic as many entities do not have a large budget for security advancements.
We help our clients perform their HIPAA risk assessments to determine what security measures they need to put in place.
It is essential that providers recognize the importance of protecting their practices and having sufficient security measures in place.
Breaches can be detrimental to practices and to affected patients.
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