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2022 Horizon Report

2022 Horizon ReportThe State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare What we cover in the latest report 2021 data breach and industry trends for healthcare year in review Market dynamics including Cyber InsuranceGovernment Regulatory Changes Disruptions to Patient Care Identity and Access A look back on Fortified's 2021 predictions Download

News Headlines Suggest Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness, IT Practitioners Know the Reality

Nation-State Attacks Have Been a Daily Threat for Years, Preparation is King The headlines in the news continue to focus on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result, organizations worldwide have reverberated with the increased probability of a cyber war being launched against critical infrastructure originating from Russian state-sponsored...

6 Components of a Vulnerability Threat Management Program

Protecting your healthcare organization’s ePHI from cybersecurity threats can seem daunting. However, without investing the time and personnel into threat management, your team could be leaving sensitive information vulnerable to cybercriminals. As a result, many healthcare organizations will opt for a VTM program to lower their risk.   This guide...

Patient Care and Confidence Affected by Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

The Healthcare Clients and Consumers Grade Cybersecurity Software and Services, Black Book™ Industry 2022 Survey, has been released. After surveying almost 3,000 security and IT professionals, Black Book Research shared its findings. In the same survey, Black Book Research named Fortified Health Security, Top-Ranked Cybersecurity Vendor for Outsourcing & Security...

Fortified Roundtable | December 15th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our December 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | November 17th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our November 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

CHIME22 Fall Forum | November 7th – 10th

Join us in a CHEERS to 30 Years for the CHIME22 Fall Forum and CHIME’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Nov. 7-10 in San Antonio.  As a CHIME Foundation Firm Member, we are excited to celebrate the impact that the entire CHIME community has made, and continues to make, in digital health....

Fortified Roundtable | October 13th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our October 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | September 15th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our September 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | August 18th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our August 2022 Roundtable today. security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you will join us in participating and...

Webinar | Cybersecurity Expertise in Healthcare | What You Need to Know Series | July 28th, 2022 | 2 pm CT

A recent article from Computer Weekly shared that over one-third of cybersecurity professionals plan to leave cybersecurity. This stat is alarming, given the current shortage of cybersecurity expertise. In fact, 63% of respondents to an ISACA report shared they had unfilled cybersecurity positions. Almost the same percentage, 62%, stated their team was understaffed, taking...

Webinar | Getting the Most out of a Healthcare Penetration Test | September 28, 2022 | 2pm CT

Penetration testing (pen testing) is a cornerstone of cybersecurity, but with the threat landscape rapidly changing in healthcare, getting the most out of your pen tests is critical.  Healthcare organizations reported a 94% increase in ransomware attacks in 2021*, and a recent Ponemon study reported more than 20% of the surveyed healthcare organizations experienced...

Fortified Roundtable | June 16th | 2 pm CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our June 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | May 19th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our May 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | April 12th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our April 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | July 14th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our July 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

Fortified Roundtable | March 24th | 2 PM CT

Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Click here and reserve your spot in our March 2022 Roundtable today. Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together...

HIMSS22 | March 14th – 18th

HIMSS22 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration. Be sure to check out our very own Tamra Durfee in her talk How to Build a Medical Device Security Program, Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM...

ViVE | March 6th – 9th

ViVE merges the leadership of CHIME and the digital marketplace of HLTH to create a technology event focused on the business of healthcare systems. Be sure to check us out at Booth 1012-4 in the Cybersecurity Pavillion! See our booth location

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...

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...