NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the high-profile breach of Community Health Systems, plus a warning about cyberattacks from the FBI, healthcare security has been a hot IT topic this summer.
In her latest post for InformationWeek, Senior Editor Alison Diana offers a list of 10 specific improvements healthcare providers, and their IT departments, can use to help defend themselves against breaches, hacking, and other types of cyberattacks.
Thanks to all the complications within the healthcare field, securing data is not easy, but it requires more than just holding crisis meetings. It requires careful, company-wide planning that bridges the gap between the IT department, the business office, and the C-suite. In her post, Diana writes that healthcare providers, whether they're a giant hospital system or a local doctor's office, are especially vulnerable to attacks.
Diana writes that the reason these businesses are susceptible to attacks is that: "They house both personal health and payment information, plus intellectual property -- all lucrative targets for hackers. But most employees want to heal people, not become technologists, and might view technology protections as healthcare speed bumps."
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Community Editorial Director, UBM Tech