Accountability framework, HIPAA privacy, and compliance headline this week’s digest of Healthcare Cybersecurity articles.
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7 Insightful Healthcare Cybersecurity Articles, March 2021
Listing out 2021 healthcare cybersecurity priorities via BiospectrumIndia
From network access control and installation of firewalls and anti-malware technology, securing the healthcare enterprise is a multi-layered endeavour. Keeping data secure, healthcare industry professionals are now adding data loss prevention (DLP) solutions as another layer of protection.
The ultimate goal of the framework is to achieve a state of “cyberpeace,” whereby human security, dignity and equity is ensured within the global digital ecosystem. But there will be challenges ahead if the methodology is to gain traction and become widely adopted, observers said.
Disturbing news broke Tuesday that a group of hackers claimed to have breached a massive trove of security camera data collected by Silicon Valley startup Verkada Inc., gaining access to live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, companies, police departments, prisons, and schools.
On March 9, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an extension of the public comment period from March 22, 2021, to May 6, 2021, for its proposed modifications to regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH).
Employers should also tread very carefully and collect only the minimum amount of data needed. Medical data should be encrypted and organizations should implement strict access, sharing and deletion policies to ensure fairness and protection, according to the report.
Healthcare has long been a key target for cyber criminals. But in 2020, the Covid-19 crisis put an additional, incredible strain on the industry. Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director at Cisco Middle East and Africa shares the impact Covid-19 has had, and continues to have, on healthcare security.
In this article, we discuss the components of Identity-in-Depth, what happens when an identity is compromised, and the defensive strategy to apply in such situations.
Check out our previous digest of healthcare IAM articles, 8 Insightful Healthcare IAM Articles, March 2021.
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