Healthcare organizations need to improve the methods they use to objectively assess the severity of a security incident and whether it should be reported, says David Parks, a privacy officer and attorney.
Healthcare organizations should identify multiple steps for addressing the risks that could lead to a costly breach of information, says Christopher Hourihan, manager of development and programs at the Health Information Trust Alliance.
Despite efforts to tighten security to prevent such digital invasions, the military understands such breaches could still occur, which led Lynn to say the military must develop and train its cyber defenders to act in a degraded information environment.
A total price tag of nearly $1 billion for dealing with the aftermath of major breaches reported to federal authorities so far should motivate healthcare organizations to take aggressive steps to improve security, one analyst advises.
Whether it's from treacherous insiders stealing data or malicious cybercriminals hacking into company resources, financial institutions face risk from both inside and outside the organization. While each side of the coin poses unique threats, the financial sector can minimize the double-sided risks with very similar...