Tag Archives: cybersecurity

OIG finds cybersecurity risks within HHS divisions’ systems

Security controls across eight Department of Health and Human Services operating divisions need to be improved to properly detect and prevent certain cyberattacks. That’s the finding of a report by the HHS Office of Inspector General, which conducted a series of audits at eight HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIV), using network and web application penetration testing… Read More »

HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity guidance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released the four-volume voluntary guidance for healthcare organizations titled “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients.” WHY IT MATTERS Mandated under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the HCIP report was developed by a task force of more than 150 cybersecurity and healthcare… Read More »

Why cybersecurity should focus on preparing for the unknown

This past July was the worst month on record for healthcare data breaches, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. Records show that data breaches put 858,411 individuals at risk. These numbers follow unsettling figures from the first half of 2018—Protenus Breach Barometer reported 3.15 million patient records were… Read More »