In the last year, we have seen a trend in threat actors increasingly targeting the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry in particular has valuable information for hackers, such as health records, employee records and medical research.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to protect patients’ medical records and other sensitive information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) recently issued a quick response checklist to outline steps a HIPAA covered entity or business associate should take in response to a cyber-related security incident. The HHS checklist, though helpful, should be viewed merely as one of a multitude of best practice guides issued by federal agencies for health care providers and other businesses in developing and implementing cybersecurity measures.
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