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Strong Cybersecurity Is Critical for Healthcare Practices

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Cyberattacks are a major threat to the healthcare industry and maintaining a powerful cybersecurity system is essential for any medical practice.

Cy berattacks threaten a wide range of industries, and healthcare is no exception.

One of the most vulnerable areas open to cyberattacks is email. If email is compromised, data breaches could be devastating , potentially even resulting in trouble with the Federal government. Understanding the meaning and importance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is of particular importance in ensuring that patient privacy and rights remain intact, as well as in avoiding meaningful fines incurred when violating HIPAA. Given that unauthorized access to or disclosure of Patient Health Information (PHI) from email phishing cyberattacks comprises many of the most popular HIPAA violations , taking measures to maintain a powerful cybersecurity system is essential for any medical practice.

Cybersecurity Safeguards Offer Protection Against Hackers

Physicians must also bear in mind that cybersecurity can be compromised without a data breach. For instance, a seemingly harmless email sent in plain text from a medical practice may, unbeknownst to the practice, be a HIPAA violation. Therefore, having cybersecurity safeguards in place offers protection against hackers via email […]

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