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It seems as if every week there is a new top data security issue for healthcare organizations to remain vigilant on. If nothing else, it further underlines why a well-rounded approach to data security is essential, and covered entities must ensure their administrative, technical, and physical safeguards are all current.
A recent report from a law firm shows why employee training and education programs are critical for all industries, including healthcare. Human error was the number one cause of data security issues,according to Baker Hostetler. The firm reviewed cases it had worked on in the last year that related to privacy and data protection, and found that employee negligence was responsible for 37 percent of reported issues. – More ->
Interesting article, however when it comes to Human Error, I believe the issue is really human nature. We can educate our employees to not click on “phishing attempts”, the problem is that some are written so well that even the most educated person will open the email. In these instances the only remediation is to incorporate security products that will detect and remediate any malware or threats to the corporate network, block any communication with a command and control as well as monitor your network for unusual behaviour.
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