As we wrap up October and Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re reminded that cyberattacks on hospitals and healthcare facilities have increased.[i] The devastating cyberattack on five hospitals in Canada is a recent reminder that any facility can be affected, which greatly impacts the ability to provide timely patient care.
To help our healthcare partners understand cyberattack methods, common breaches and best practices for IT security, we’ve compiled an overview of our articles on this important topic.
Meeting HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance requires constant vigilance to protect sensitive patient data. We discussed best practices with John Garcia, Information Security Manager at Pixel Health who shared information about access, controls, onboarding and offboarding procedures as well as the importance of creating a comprehensive incident response plan.
Anyone with a device—cell phone, laptop, computer, or tablet—can expose a hospital or healthcare practice to a security risk. Learn how a Pixel Health employee was targeted and the steps we recommend for recognizing the ever-evolving cyber threats, taking action to reduce risks, and promoting user awareness of cybersecurity.
Text-based phishing, known as “smishing,” often uses emotional requests and urgency to target victims. Whether requesting a payment, gift cards or a software download, people may feel compelled to help right away. Healthcare companies are particularly vulnerable with the risk of employees exposing patient data.
Get a high-level overview of our cybersecurity webinar or watch it on-demand as we speak with an insurance expert who shares information about general liability and malpractice policies, first- and third-party coverage and sub-limits, and the nuances of cyber risk insurance coverage. You’ll also understand the technology and non-technology controls that underwriters will evaluate before quoting a cybersecurity policy.
Learn more about our comprehensive cybersecurity solutions at Pixel Health.
 Riggi, J. Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals Have Changed. https://www.aha.org/center/cybersecurity-and-risk-advisory-services/ransomware-attacks-hospitals-have-changed Accessed 25 October 2023.