What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the protection of information and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This can be achieved through a variety of methods including education, training, and awareness.

The word “cyber” is a prefix that means “relating to computers or computer networks.” Cybersecurity is the protection of information and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This can be achieved through a variety of methods.  Including education, training and awareness, cyber risk analysis and management, systems and safeguards, and compliance (See also The Complete Guide to Proactive Cybersecurity).

How Does Healthcare Data Become Compromised?

The healthcare industry is the most targeted by hackers. The data breaches we have seen in hospitals and clinics are not just a result of human error.  But also because of the growing cybersecurity threats.

Healthcare data becomes compromised.  When there is an attack on the system or when a user clicks on a malicious link and gets infected with malware. This can happen because of phishing emails, or it can happen because of ransomware attacks that are designed to hold your data hostage.

If you want to protect your healthcare data from getting compromised.  You need to make sure that you have the right security measures in place.

Cybersecurity & Health Data Security in the New Age of Digital Medicine

In the age of digital medicine, patient data is collected from a variety of sources including electronic medical records, wearable devices, and mobile applications. The use of such data is not without risk. In fact, cybersecurity breaches in healthcare are on the rise.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to ensure that health information is protected under federal law. However, with the increased use of technology in health care, there are new challenges that need to be addressed. For example, how can we ensure that data stored on a device or transmitted electronically is secure? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a set of security standards in December 2017 that address some of these challenges. The Standards for Electronic Data Interchange (or Safe Harbor) help ensure that data is protected throughout a patient’s electronic interactions with the health care system.

The Future of Medical Device Security & Privacy Protection

Medical devices are becoming increasingly connected to the internet and as a result, they are at risk for cyber attacks. This is why it’s important to ensure that medical device security and privacy protection are taken into account when designing new devices.

One of the most popular examples of medical device security is the recent attack on St. Jude Medical pacemakers. The attack was able to be executed because of an unsecured update server that was used by the company. This shows how important it is for companies to make sure that their servers are secure and not vulnerable to these types of attacks.

How to Protect Yourself as a Healthcare Consumer from Cyber Attacks?

Healthcare providers are at the forefront of cybersecurity as they are responsible for protecting the personal data of their patients. The cybersecurity strategy for healthcare providers should be multifaceted and include a variety of aspects including network security, computer security, and data security.

Healthcare providers need to be vigilant about protecting themselves against cyberattacks. while developing a good cybersecurity plan.

The cybersecurity strategy for healthcare providers is multifaceted and includes a variety of aspects such as network security, computer security, and data security. Healthcare providers should be vigilant about protecting themselves against cyberattacks and develop a good cybersecurity plan.

Cybersecurity for healthcare

If you need help in your medical practice designing a Cybersecurity plan contact Slick Cyber Systems at 570-371-5800 we can help you.