OCR announced this week that a second round of HIPAA Audits has finally begun. Even if you don’t face an audit, you are likely to find yourself facing off with security and compliance challenges.
Compliance begins with risk assessment. Security ends with incident response. And peace of mind requires reliable intelligence.
The current lack of experienced IT security personnel makes it difficult for IT teams to handle the growing challenges companies face as as technologies and cyber threats evolve and grow.
Floridians tell ourselves we are not really at risk for a hurricane. I hear the same sentiment from executives about their cyber security risk. We tend to downplay common threats but how dangerous could denial really be?
An inadequate or infrequent risk assessments can lead to security vulnerabilities or compliance troubles. To protect your company or organization, be sure your security risk assessment hits the bullseye.
In any business, there are risks. There are risks in investment, risks in the introduction of new products or services, risks in bringing a new business idea to life, but there are also risks in the everyday operation of running a business.
Vulnerabilities found in networked medical equipment may pose real risks of disruption of treatment and potential harm to patients.
With OCR compliance audits set to resume soon, HHS is sending a clear message – failure to comply with HIPAA regulations puts you at risk of more than just a breach. But the message they’re sending doesn’t stop there.
Three lessons we can learn from increasingly common news of threats, cyber attacks, and security breaches.
Should You Wait for HHS to Come Calling? In February, Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced the return of the HIPAA audit program conducted in 2012. Best to be prepared.