Healthcare Cybersecurity News

QI’s Experts talk Cyber, HIPAA Compliance, and everything you need to know to keep your patients safe.

Conducting Physical Security Site Assessments

The first thing to keep in mind with all physical security site reviews is, that because your security risk assessment is required to be..

Selecting Security and Privacy Officers

An often overlooked aspect of HIPAA compliance is the selection of a HIPAA Security Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer. These roles are often filled by..

How To Protect Against Snooping

Snooping of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) is perhaps one of the largest causes of breaches.  Some studies estimate a quarter of all breaches..

Ransomware: It Doesn't Pay to Pay

New data indicates that small and medium healthcare organizations are a growing target of ransomware attacks. The data also suggests that of the..

Timely Healthcare Data Breach Notification

Last week we discussed incident investigation and determining when an incident is classified as a breach.  This week we will take the next step and..

Are Healthcare Compliance and Security Different?

There's an age-old adage: The chicken or the egg? Which one came first? In a lot of ways, when it comes to a time-tested cybersecurity program, the..

The Top 3 Security and Privacy Items to Complete Before 2017

The end of the year is almost here, and that means now is the time to begin completing those HIPAA security and privacy items you need to get done..

How to Select your HIPAA Compliance Officer

An often overlooked aspect of HIPAA compliance is the selection of a HIPAA compliance officer or HIPAA privacy officer. These roles are often filled by..

Does Your Organization Need Cyber Insurance?

More and more the healthcare industry is adding cyber insurance as a component of its risk management strategy and a part of required healthcare cyber..

The Three Aspects of a Security Risk Analysis

Completing a security risk analysis (aka a risk assessment) is an essential component of HIPAA compliance and keeping PHI safe. While completing a risk..