Moreover, it’s not just large healthcare organizations that are falling victim; even small-to medium-sized organizations and their patients are experiencing at least one cyber attack each month, according to the Ponemon Institute’s State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organization’s 2016 report.2
But, it’s important to recognize that your healthcare organization, regardless of its size, doesn’t have to be one of them. Implementing proactive strategies like the following can help protect your organization against attacks:
1. Understand and monitor data access points: It’s important to have a solid grasp on where data is entering and exiting your systems to identify lapses in data and device security. This includes examining each data touch point, such as employee and third-party access to your systems.
2. Lock down workstations, printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) to help prevent unauthorized access: Healthcare systems are becoming increasingly interconnected, which leads to additional opportunities to obtain valuable information. Make sure security tools are implemented and being used with each device.