HIPAA Journal published their list of the largest Healthcare Data Breaches for 2020 and it shows a troubling trend over the past 10 years. In 2010, there were 199 reported breaches. That number increased to 616 reported healthcare breaches in 2020. These numbers are on the conservative side because they only include breaches of more than 500 records. Healthcare organizations are only legally required to announce a data breach at this amount.
Cyberattacks have a tremendous impact on an organization’s reputation. According to Varonis, 80% of consumers will not use a business that was a victim to a breach. Additionally, 85% will tell others of the incident, showing that even if a person is not a victim of the breach, they will still be aware of the organizations breach and potentially not use them.
Mitigating threats of a cyber attack is done by properly educating your employees with how to identify a potential attack. Using a Phishing Attack as an example, if you have not implemented an effective training program, potential attacks will continue to exploit weaknesses and run a successful campaign against the organization. A proper awareness […]
There isn’t any single person or company knows everything…. If they claim that they do, find another firm to assist in your path to a stable and healthy security posture. Throughout the years in this field, I have seen and worked on a lot of programs within a vast array of markets. As Slate grew […]
As we move to what seems to be a semi-permanent Remote Workforce due to the recent health scare, CISOs and Security Teams are trying to keep up with the change that is occurring at a very fast pace. Our job in cybersecurity is to reduce the Cyber Threats as much as possible, while continuing to […]
If your organization works on a government contract, you must comply with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). When following the security controls within NIST’s SP 800-171, you must report your level of compliance to the government. This became a requirement at the end of the 2017 calendar year. It may seem overwhelming but […]
Our staff, as a whole, is our weakest link when it comes to the security posture of the organization. It is our staff that lets their guard down due to workload and it is our staff that configures and deploys our information systems across the enterprise. Most people think that our IT Department is the […]