Episode 28: How to Adopt Cybersecurity Best Practices

Marissa Maldonado joins Mark to discuss preventing data breaches by adopting cybersecurity best practices. Marissa and Mark talk about the motivation of malicious groups, recent data breaches, and the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) for healthcare providers.

Episode Synopsis

Mark and Marissa discuss the different types of cybercriminals and hackers, their motivations, and recent attacks affecting both hospitals and independent practices. Medical practices, small or large, are a wealth of information and often behind the times in the technology realm, which makes them perfect targets for cybercriminals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published the article, "Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients," which identifies five threats affecting physician practices and ten technical best practices to mitigate these threats. Marissa and Mark discuss the difference between threats, vulnerabilities, impact, and best practices for cybersecurity.


Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP)

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