Recent Attacks Highlight The Importance Of Cybersecurity For Hospitals
Until recently, hospitals were not a primary point of focus for cyber attacks as retail stores took center stage. Then came the Community Health System breach in the beginning of 2014, and the need to protect your hospital’s information became increasingly urgent.
Fortunately, by sharing cybersecurity strategies hospitals can help defend themselves and others against cyber threats. If hospitals are willing to share information about their threats and best practices for handling them, each individual hospital can become part of a safeguarded network.
Connecting with other hospitals will help gain a clearer understanding of exactly what information cyber attackers are targeting and what methods they are using for their attacks. Doing so can help point out potential for breach before it occurs.
Collaborative efforts that make it possible for hospitals to share information about their practices to protect their system and procedures in case of a breach will allow each hospital to hone in on the best safeguards for their system. To make these efforts possible, hospitals should use standard data formats to ensure easy exchange of information.
To learn more about protecting your business’s cyber liability, contact Chivaroli & Associates.
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