The lessons learned from analyzing breaches in 2020 has underlined the need for healthcare providers to double-down on security. The recent Colonial Pipeline attack has, once again, demonstrated the vulnerability of US corporations to ransomware attacks and the significant impact to patients, businesses and our communities.
In a recent Briefings from HIPAA article, I was asked to weigh in on the 2021 Breach Barometer from Protenus. There certainly is progress being made, there are a few key takeaways from this and the latest attack for healthcare IT leaders to be aware of:
The recent Colonial Pipeline attack has elevated national impact due to the role of Colonial in the US critical infrastructure. Likewise, the over 400 hospitals and thousands of healthcare sites where CereCore provides IT services are also a component of the US critical infrastructure.
Cybersecurity Guides and Resources:
In support of our customer’s security efforts and all US health systems, I’ve compiled a list of helpful cybersecurity guides and resources.
I hope you find these resources helpful to protect your own organization from cybersecurity risk. If we can be of any assistance in helping your health system inventory and analyze your IT infrastructure or supplement your security efforts, our teams are available for a conversation.
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