Guest Column | September 10, 2014

How To Defend Against Security Breaches In Healthcare

By Jason Riddle, Practice Leader, LBMC Managed Security Services

Security Breaches In Healthcare

As electronic health records and other forms of healthcare data become more prominent, data security for healthcare organizations grows more and more important.

The need isn’t simply theoretical: just within the last few weeks, the Washington Post reported on the theft of healthcare data impacting over 4.5 million people. Nor was this an isolated incident. Major security breaches in healthcare are occurring all the time. For the affected entities, these attacks result in both public mistrust and major fines for violation of HIPAA privacy and security rules.

For healthcare organizations, network security is a more pressing concern than ever. So how can they protect themselves — and consumers’ data? The answer lies in a multifaceted approach to security, emphasizing not only prevention, but also detection and response.

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