Earlier in March, there was a Digital Health Summit outside Philadelphia. A panel of experts on Cybersecurity was very popular. One panelist was an attorney who specialized in Cybersecurity, one was an expert consultant, another was a service provider of cybersecurity services. They discussed business, technical, regulatory, and legal risks associated with Cybersecurity risks.
Cybersecurity is crucial to your business, with added emphasis if your company is a Business Associate or Covered Entity in healthcare, or a financial services institution. Threats that were considered next generation risks are becoming more common now and can easily disable your business without proper protection. Just this week, MedStar Hospital was attacked by a virus, and forced the shutdown of many critical systems for days.
HIPAA requires certain security measures and controls to be in place:
- User Training
- Ongoing Vulnerability Assessments
- Penetration Tests
- Security and Access Logging to protected data
- Incident Response Procedures
- Risk Management Program
- Security Policies and Controls
Advantage can help. Our service providers offer a wide range of Information Security services which cover these requirements and more. They also offer Incident Response, Digital Forensic Investigations, and eDiscovery solutions.
We'd love to discuss how we can protect your business and critical data, and avoid being another MedStar incident.