PAUSE TO CONSIDER: Security Governance and Compliance Strategy

Fortified Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Many healthcare organizations need a formal process to govern their organization’s security program. A strong security governance and strategy program will better position your organization to respond to changes in technology, regulatory laws, and the ever-changing threat landscape while effectively managing information security and privacy risk to the organization. Pause to consider:

Is there a security-focused governance committee at your organization?

You should establish a governing body at your organization with the purpose of effectively driving information security principles throughout the organization that will satisfy both regulatory and best practice security principles.

Is your governing committee effective? 

The security governance body should be comprised of diverse stakeholders representing key people, processes, and technologies across the organization’s enterprise with a primary focus of driving information security. Some member examples may include IT, HR, Clinical, Compliance, Risk, Legal, and Facilities Management.

Does your committee have a strategic vision?

An all-in, effective security body must have a security roadmap to know what, where, when, and how they are going to implement people, processes, and security technology across the organization. This strategic roadmap aligns the governing body and the organization for optimized security risk mitigation.

Fortified Health Security delivers customized cybersecurity solutions and strategies for healthcare organizations. Contact us today to learn more about how our unique approach.

Fortified Health Security is committed to strengthening the security posture of healthcare organizations.  In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness month, we will be posting daily information for you to consider when maintaining your organization’s cybersecurity program.