Focus: Cybersecurity

What healthcare must understand about cybersecurity

July 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations continue to be the subject of attacks by hackers seeking access to patient data for resale on the black market and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) lists three aspects of cybersecurity that healthcare facilities need to understand, according to an article on the Healthcare Analytics News website:

• Cybersecurity is now an enterprise-wide risk management issue. The spread of ransomware means that an organization’s entire business operation may be at risk. 

• Boards have to be “on board” for cybersecurity efforts to be effective. An organization’s board of trustees needs to understand what is at stake. 

• Compliance is necessary, but not sufficient, to protect from today’s cyberthreats. A comprehensive risk management program includes an enterprise-wide analysis of all information assets and exposures.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Security


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Lessons From South Korea on the role of infection control in flattening the curve


South Korea has incorporated hospital infection control as a core component of its national COVID-19 containment strategy

5/27/2020

Blog

Combining union and open-shop labor for healthcare commissioning projects


The open-shop model is one that can continue to benefit the healthcare construction industry navigate regulatory and technology-driven hurdles

5/27/2020

Blog

What labs can teach us about safely returning to offices


Research has shown that buildings with poor indoor air quality (inadequate ventilation, filtration or humidity control) can promote the spread of airborne bacterial or viral infections

5/27/2020

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

5/27/2020

Focus: Environmental Services

CDC says COVID-19 does not easily spread from contaminated surfaces


But it appears that the virus can spread from people to animals

5/27/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.