Hidden Signs of a Healthcare Data Breach (and How to Detect Them)

When it comes to cybersecurity best practices, timely detection is key. This is especially important for healthcare organizations. Hospitals, clinics, and administrative offices handle private patient data every day, and this data in the wrong hands can have significant consequences.  But how can you tell when your network has been...

Fortified Health Security Named “Best Overall Healthcare Cybersecurity Company” in 2021 MedTech Breakthrough

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Health & Medical Technology Products and Companies FRANKLIN, Tenn., – May 6, 2021 – Fortified Health Security, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner® (“Fortified”), today announced that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Overall Healthcare Cybersecurity Company” award in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough...

How Healthcare Organizations Should Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Framework Against The Latest Cyber Attacks

A strong cybersecurity framework guards against the most prominent cyber threats in healthcare, but this framework should also be scalable to meet new threats. In the first quarter of 2021, the healthcare industry has faced several new types of attacks, and organizations need to step up their security practices to...

Is Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) Getting Outside Your Healthcare Organization?

Under HIPAA regulations, health information or data that can be used to identify an individual patient is categorized as protected health information (PHI) and must undergo a wide range of practices explicitly designed to protect patient confidentiality. Covered entities must implement processes and controls to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability...

5 Reasons to Conduct Yearly Penetration Testing

When protecting your network from external threats, you sometimes need to think like a hacker. You can better prevent cyber attacks by understanding how perpetrators could potentially access sensitive data. Therefore, penetration testing should be a part of your yearly cybersecurity plan.  Why You Need Yearly Penetration TestingWhat Is Penetration...

HIPAA’s new ‘Safe Harbor’ rules promote security at healthcare firms under seige

Despite these efforts, covered-entities and business associates continue to find HIPAA to be overwhelming and extensive, to say the least. Cyberattacks against healthcare entities rose 45 percent between November 2020 and January 2021, according to Check Point . Meanwhile, the healthcare sector accounted for 79 percent of all reported data breaches during...

COVID-19’s impact on healthcare’s security infrastructure in 2020

Fortified Health Security, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner released the 2021 Horizon Report, which details findings that illustrate how, as healthcare organizations continue to respond to the pandemic, cybercriminals have continued to persist in their attacks on providers, health plans and business associates – compromising sensitive patient data while impacting the delivery of...