Data Security & Privacy

October 2020 - Compliance

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Putting off or ignoring your system updates can weaken your security defenses. These updates often include crucial security patches that fix or resolve flaws and vulnerabilities. As cybercrime continues to increase and evolve, keeping your systems up to date is a critical component of a strong defense against cyberattacks.

With the amount of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) inside medical records, it is obvious why the healthcare industry is a huge target for cybercriminals. What is your business doing to protect and maintain the security and privacy of customer data?

The emergence of COVID-19 has generated a wave of opportunities for cybersecurity criminals globally. Unprecedented shifts to remote work environments combined with high levels of fear and stress have made users more susceptible to successful cyberattacks. Maintaining the highest level of security and compliance systems will help your business navigate this uncharted territory.

Encrypting data is the surest way to protect files from exposure and theft, particularly when data is in transit. However, most regulatory agencies require that all private or sensitive data be encrypted, whether in transit or at rest. 

Does your organization have proper data encryption in place?

When cyberattacks target the medical industry, it could be a life or death situation. Compliance with data protection regulations, combined with proactive cybersecurity systems, is the only way to avoid situations like this from happening to your business. How strong is your data protection plan?

Take some time to reevaluate how you control and manage your user permissions. Who needs access? Who needs administrative rights? Do you have inactive users and are you segregating your data? 

Scheduling a data risk analysis will help eliminate these unknowns and give you a safer solution to managing your data.

Medical records are a hot target for cybercriminals as they provide a treasure-trove of data that can be used to line their pockets. Using just a few pieces of prized patient information, criminals have found lucrative ways to scam and cheat the system, leaving a devastating trail of victims to pick up the pieces.

Find out how we can help you overcome the most common cyber threats and achieve your compliance obligations.

If a business processes credit cards of any kind, it needs to be in accordance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The number of businesses that fail to do so is alarmingly high, potentially placing customer financials in jeopardy. Do you know if your company is PCI compliant?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) establishes mandatory security practices and procedures for DoD contractors and all companies within the supply chain, to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) from new and evolving cyber threats. Minimum certification is required to be eligible to win DoD contracts, but if you want the competitive advantage, you will need to commit to proactive and continuous investment in advanced cybersecurity systems and adopt a security-driven culture.

Compliance is a journey, not a destination. It requires a continuous effort and commitment to maintain and is not a one-time achievement. If you are feeling confused or overwhelmed by the growing list of requirements, let us help.

From phishing attacks to unlocked computers, employees are often a catalyst for cyberattacks. Whether a security breach occurred unintentionally or was the result of malicious intent, ensuring your employees receive ongoing security awareness training will turn your weakest link into your strongest defense.

Nothing is failproof. Just as you have insurance to protect your company’s buildings and employees, it is necessary to include your data into the equation. The odds of experiencing a security incident have increased exponentially and the costs can be catastrophic to your business. In the case of a data breach, would you have the adequate funds to bounce back?