By Julia Vann
In spite of the fact healthcare industries are the most targeted by cyberattacks, fewer than a third of them have extensive cybersecurity.
According to HIPAA Journal, the vast majority of healthcare industries have invested in new security technology, but they frequently fail to develop their own frameworks. While it is good to continuously improve their security, it’s meaningless if it’s not tailored to your individual needs. Simply getting state of the art security and expecting it to work flawlessly is not enough.
HIPAA Journal has suggested the following:
- Appointing a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
- Progress tracking
- Reporting of security deficiencies
- Creating a governance committee dedicated to cybersecurity
- Conducting security board meetings at least annually
- Ensuring board-level oversight of cybersecurity
The solutions require vigilance, as well as extra work and resources. For many companies, this may seem out of reach or not worth the trouble, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Patients rely on these industries to keep their information safe, so the extra work is worth the trouble.
At the end of the day, the safety of the customers and the business should be priority. Saving a little bit of time and resources to avoid extra work may seem okay in the moment, but it’ll cost so much more should there be a breach.
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
To learn more about HIPAA compliance, visit the American Medical Compliance website.