The 2017 SecurityMetrics Guide to HIPAA Compliance will help you better understand today's HIPAA trends and offers recommended best practices to help protect patient data from inevitable future attacks.
Why read this guide?
Despite advances in security technology and regardless of increased government cyber security initiatives, attackers will not abandon their pursuit of unprotected patient data. Last year, medical and healthcare entities accounted for 36.5% of reported data breaches.
It is clear that the healthcare industry is less prepared with HIPAA compliance than patients expect. HIPAA compliance, especially with the Security Rule, has never been more needed especially with cybercrime increasing and patient data increasing in value.
Often, it’s the small, simple, easy-to-correct things that go unnoticed and create vulnerabilities that lead to data compromise. In other cases, healthcare organizations with layers of sophisticated IT defenses are tripped by an employee who opens an errant email or uses a less than complex administrative password.
To help healthcare entities and business associates, we specifically designed this document as a reference guide to address the most problematic sections of HIPAA compliance. Rather than reading our guide cover to cover, we recommend using this as a resource for your HIPAA compliance efforts.
I hope the 2017 SecurityMetrics Guide to HIPAA Compliance will help you better understand today’s breach trends and recommended best practices to protect data from compromise through data security and HIPAA compliance.
SecurityMetrics Security Analyst | HCISSP | CISSP | QSA