If there is one thing that is constant in healthcare, it's change. Over the last decade, we have seen a shift to Healthcare IT with the implementation of Electronic Medical Records. We've also seen an ever-increasing need to share data; whether it be across the hall, across a health system, or across the region. At the same time, healthcare is under regulatory pressures from HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, Omnibus, ACA, PCI DSS; do we need to keep going?
If that wasn't enough, healthcare is under a heightened threat from cyber criminals. According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, healthcare is the second most commonly attacked industry (after financial services). Ransomware, a relatively new and ever changing attack is making the news at a steady pace with stories abound of hospitals and healthcare systems suffering the consequences. We even know of multiple local cases, some public, some not, that involved ransomware.
Regardless of your size, or the maturity of your information program, Cyber Defense Institute can help. We work with hospitals and private practices throughout the Upstate New York region on compliance, disaster recovery, vulnerability assessments, and much more. Give us a call today, we're here to help.