Insider Abuse and Errors –The Biggest Threat to Healthcare Security

Insiders are among the biggest threats to data security in healthcare. Research suggests the problem has reach epidemic proportions – with staff members snooping, stealing, or otherwise leaking sensitive data on a scale much broader than in other industries. The trend is consistent: Insiders caused 58% of the healthcare security incidents reviewed for the 2018…

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Healthcare Hacking & Malware – Targeting Patient Medical Records

  Healthcare hacking and malware is big business for bad guys. Cyber criminals are launching attacks against healthcare networks every single day. Healthcare hacking and malware is generally done by “malicious outsiders” rather than rogue employees. The motivation is almost always money.   Hackers Are Drawn to Data Why do hackers target the healthcare industry?…

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Employee Training Can Prevent HIPAA Violations

Human error is one of the primary causes of HIPAA violations. Even your best employees can make mistakes, or inadvertently create a situation that leads to a violation. All employees need HIPAA training, so that they understand what would constitute a violation, and what they should do if they see other employees mishandling information. Fortunately,…

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