The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity for Healthcare 

What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know to Protect Their Data 

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cybersecurity-eBook-mockupHealthcare cybersecurity can be challenging. It takes a specialized approach to protect sensitive medical information as it is exchanged between multiple systems and devices within and outside of an organization.  

At the same time, cyber risk to healthcare providers remains high and continues to grow. Healthcare data is one of the most valuable types of information sold on the black market because of its sensitive content, such as social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, credit card details, and other personal information.   

Yet how to navigate this difficult landscape isn’t always clear.  

Healthcare organizations today need a practical strategy to prevent and manage ongoing threats such as phishing, ransomware attacks, loss or theft of hardware, and attacks against medical devices. Per HIPAA guidelines, every healthcare provider must conduct security risk assessments. These evaluations analyze your IT environment and identify vulnerabilities so you can address them as soon as possible to remain compliant. But they aren’t enough––you’ll also need a solid plan with an ongoing set of systems, processes, and training to ensure effective protection. 

This detailed eBook takes a close look at the challenging cybersecurity landscape for healthcare organizations and gives sound advice for developing a proactive plan. By reading this guide, you'll understand fundamentals of cybersecurity, where healthcare providers have gone awry, what you can do to strengthen your defense, and how to choose the right healthcare cybersecurity partner.  

Specifically, you'll learn:

  • Types of threats that present greatest risk to healthcare organizations, including those of particular interest to small providers. 
  • Common missteps when designing a healthcare cybersecurity plan and how to avoid them. 
  • Key components of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (CSA) and how to ensure your planning is aligned. 
  • Strategies for ongoing maintenance and support that don’t break the bank. 
  • What to look for when choosing a cybersecurity vendor and assessing which services make the most sense for your organization. 

Download the eBook by filling out the form on this page.    

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