Data Breach Response: 8 Steps to Take for Your Organization’s Needs

In 2021, more than 550 organizations reported healthcare data breaches to HHS, impacting over 40 million individuals. The reality is that cybersecurity breaches can occur despite data loss prevention efforts. What your organization does after a breach can make all the difference in limiting the impact of an attack.  When...

How a Continuous SOC Can Help Healthcare Facilities Avoid Data Loss

As healthcare organizations focus on patient care and essential daily functions, cybersecurity may not be prioritized appropriately. However, a strong cybersecurity program is vital to maintaining patient care and day-to-day operations. Failing to implement effective security measures could put your organization at risk..  Many healthcare organizations are turning to cybersecurity...

Fortified Roundtables: Connect, Network, Exchange Best Practices with Healthcare Cybersecurity Peers

Sharing knowledge and experience amongst peers is essential to increasing the cybersecurity posture of healthcare. As an industry leader, Fortified feels that we have an obligation to provide a platform for open collaboration and information sharing.  So, we created the Fortified Roundtables. Fortified’s hour-long web conferences held monthly give healthcare and life science cybersecurity...

Prepare Your Organization to Fight the Phish!

As we continue our Cybersecurity Awareness Month journey, an initiative led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), we reflect on the theme of week two: spotting and fighting phishing attempts. Phishing can often lead to vulnerabilities that can result in ransomware or other types of malware, and...

Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart: A Look at Fort Healthcare

This October, led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Fortified Health Security is proud to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Through our multifaceted approach, we are committed to remaining proactive by providing the healthcare industry with unique purpose-built strategies, services, and tools that...

With cyberattacks on the rise we must all do our part and #BeCyberSmart

By Dan L. DodsonNow in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry...

2021 Mid-Year Horizon Report

2021 Mid-Year Horizon ReportThe State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare What we cover in the latest report Breach data and industry trends for the first six months of 2021 Notable breaches and the criminal gangs behind them The human element of cybersecurity and third party risks Measures taken when responding to...

How Proposed 2021 HIPAA Changes Will Affect Your Healthcare IT

On January 21, 2021, an important development in cybersecurity news was released. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) under the Health...

Data Breach Lawsuits on the Rise: Is Your Healthcare Organization Prepared?

Cyber attacks in the healthcare industry threaten patient care and privacy. While PHI and PII exposure is often immediate, there is also a long-term cost of cyber attacks. Healthcare organizations often face lawsuits following breaches. And these incidents are on the rise.  Lawsuits are financially costly, but they can also...

With Cyberattacks on the Rise, Nordic Consulting and Fortified Health Security Partner to Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Solutions

Nordic Consulting, an award-winning global health and technology consulting company, announced today an exclusive partnership with Fortified Health Security, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner.® The partnership will enhance Nordic’s rapidly expanding portfolio of client solutions across key areas of strategic advisory, digital and cloud initiatives, implementation and support, and enterprise technology transformation.

Fortified Roundtable | January 27, 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

Fortified Roundtable | November 18, 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

What You Need to Know About Incident Response (IR) in Healthcare | November 4th, 2 p.m. CT | Fortified On-Demand Webinar

How a healthcare organization responds to a cybersecurity incident is critical, and the details matter. Patient care is paramount and should always be first priority, but what comes next? Trying to answer those questions during an incident is far too common and places patient safety at risk.How services are restored,...

CHIME21 Fall Forum | October 27th – 30th

The CHIME21 Fall Forum is scheduled for OCT. 27-30 in sunny San Diego! This will be an energetic, FUN gathering to celebrate getting back together with a focus on networking and collaborations. We will also be hosting a virtual program component for those who may be unable to attend in person. There will be something...

Cerner Health Conference (CHC) | October 12-13

Last year, we held the first virtual Cerner Health Conference (CHC) with great success and tremendous feedback from attendees. In consideration of the health and safety of our clients, associates and partners, CHC will be virtual again this year. Over two days, CHC21 will feature healthcare IT innovation, education sessions...

Fortified Roundtable | October 14, 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

Redefining the Endpoint in Modern Healthcare | October 6, 2021

Talk SummaryThe healthcare threat landscape is changing, and medical device security strategies need to keep pace. As a result, healthcare organizations should be raising the security posture of medical devices higher than just visibility.  This webinar explores real-life situations from both attackers' and defenders' perspectives. The speakers will examine the realities of...

Fortified Roundtable | September 23, 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

Fortified Roundtable | August 26, 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

HIMSS21 | August 9-12, 2021

Date: 8.9.21 – 8.12.21 See us in Booth #C354 The Fortified Team is excited to be attending HIMSS21 in person. If you're attending this year, we hope you'll stop by our booth in the Cybersecurity Command Center; it's #C354. Fortified is available to take meetings during the event in person...

Fortified Roundtable | July 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

IPMI VTT – Cyber Insurance has Changed. Are You Ready? | July 16, 2021

Cyber insurance requirements have changed. As a result of new technical requirements, some healthcare organizations find themselves unprepared at renewal, oftentimes with less than 60 days to implement new mandated controls to maintain coverage. These changes are affecting healthcare organization’s cybersecurity programs, their budgets, and their board level discussions. In...

Video: Fortified Health Security Briefing on Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance Requirements Have Changed. Are You Prepared? The game has changed, it’s different, it’s harder, and it’s happening NOW.We want to help ensure you're involved in the process, stay informed on the cyber insurance landscape, and prepared so you don't get caught off-guard. https://vimeo.com/575059070 Discussion Focus Areas: Healthcare Cyber...

Fortified Health Security Releases 2021 Mid-Year Horizon Report

Fortified Health Security, Healthcare's Cybersecurity Partner®, today released the 2021 Mid-Year Horizon Report. The report details findings that illustrate how healthcare providers, health plans and business associates are being affected by cybersecurity threats from bad actors in the first half of 2021 and what security measures healthcare organizations should implement...

CHIME Focus Group – Cyber Insurance has Changed. Are You Ready? | July 8, 2021

Cyber insurance requirements have changed. As a result of new technical requirements, some healthcare organizations find themselves unprepared at renewal, oftentimes with less than 60 days to implement new mandated controls to maintain coverage. These changes are affecting healthcare organization's cybersecurity programs, their budgets, and their board level discussions. In...

Fortified Roundtable | June 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

CHIME Focus Group | June 10, 2021

Next Gen Cybersecurity Tools: Will traditional antivirus survive in healthcare? For many years, traditional antivirus protection has been one of the technical foundations of cybersecurity programs. As technology and the threat landscape continue to rapidly evolve, traditional antivirus software is not detecting, and protecting hospitals from the nuances of the...

How Cyber Insurance Fits into Your Cyber Security Posture

Cyber attacks continue to increase, and the cost of these data breaches can be significant. An IBM study found that generally the average data breach costs $3.86 million. When applied to the healthcare industry, this average cost rises to $7.13 million.  As organizations face increasing risks, now is the time...

Threat Hunting in Healthcare: What It Is & Why It Matters

Incident response is a vital part of a strong cybersecurity program. However, responding to cybersecurity threats and attacks is only part of the equation. Healthcare organizations need to be proactive in their security solutions, spotting threats before they lead to data loss.  This is where threat hunting comes in.  A...

The Difference Between SIEM and EDR/MDR, and Why You Need Both

Today’s cyber criminals are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to access ePHI from healthcare organizations. Malicious actors obtained over 29 million healthcare records in 2020, and breaches in the healthcare industry have doubled since 2014.  When facing these advanced types of threats and increased rates of malicious acts, healthcare organizations need...

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 Roundtable | May 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you will join...

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...

Fortified Roundtable | April 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you will join...

Fortified Roundtable | March 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

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...

Fortified Roundtable | February 2021

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you...

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...