Health care has seen many major data breaches so far this year.
What can one learn from business experiences? Below you will find three basics lessons.
Supplier risk management is more important than ever.
Many of the biggest healthcare data breaches this year concerned external partners. For example, the biggest health data breach to 2019 was a cyber-monitoring uncovered in the spring by the debt collection company, American Medical Collection Agency, which affected more than 25 customers and 20 millions. As well as an attack ransomware revealed last week by Virtual Provider Inc. which affected more than 110 health providers, including several hospitals.
With businesses with some very serious security vulnerabilities, healthcare providers need to ensure that their contracts with external partners accurately state their security expectations.
The contracts should also specify that cybersecurity limits are sufficient to cover all potential damages to all customers, not just one.
There is no guarantee that you will recover all your data after a ransomware attack - even if you are able to restore your systems using backups.
For example, the Brooklyn Hospital Center, based in New York, recently revealed that while it was able to retrieve some of the patient data that was damaged after a recent ransomware attack, some were irreversible.
Difficulties in recovering all data can result from incomplete data backup practices.
Maintain up-to-date IT infrastructures, software fixes, security policies, workforce training and incident management programs.
"The organizations healthcare providers must conduct a ransomware readiness assessment to determine whether safeguards and controls are adequate and whether their response processes meet the requirements of federal and state information, ”notes Tom Walsh, president of Security Advisors .
“Training staff with an awareness program for phishing, developing malware detection and recovery tools and regularly repairing organ systems are good practices to prevent a successful ransomware attack, "says Jon Moore.
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