Healthcare Cybersecurity is a top priority for healthcare leaders according to national surveys. The Internet, with all of its wonderful benefits notwithstanding, has opened the door to a constant barrage of dangerous attacks on healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations of all sizes need to be working diligently toward maintaining effective security measures. The threat landscape is continuously evolving, and falling behind could lead to disclosure of sensitive data, denial of services, ransomware demands, threats to patient safety, and catastrophic damage to organization’s public relations.
Our Experience and Service Offerings
Quality Healthcare Partners (Quality) offers hands-on technical expertise that covers a wide range of security domains – such as telecommunications, networks, firewalls, servers, desktops, mobile devices, and telephony. Quality’s security specialists possess the industry’s leading certifications to complement your healthcare organization’s security team. Also, our security experts can serve temporarily as interim Chief Information Security Officers, HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers, Corporate Compliance Officers, and Security Programs/Projects Managers.
Typically, cybersecurity engagements involve:
- Developing security policies and strategies that classify the intellectual, physical, technical, and data assets of the organization – and defines the measures necessary to protect them
- Performing a threat assessment to determine the organization’s individual risk profile and to identify countermeasures that will lessen the likelihood and impact of a negative security event
- Assisting in establishing an information security function whose mission is to improve the organization’s ability to protect against the its unique security threats
- Assisting in responding to specific security incidents such as virus intrusions, hacking, phishing, social engineering, forensic preservations, etc.
- Conducting a physical and technical evaluation of the organization’s electronic and physical infrastructure
- Developing quantitative estimates of the severity of the risks and cost estimates for their remediation
- Planning and delivering educational training on security best practices
- Developing formal information security policies and assisting with cyclical policy revisions
- Performing critical interim roles such as Chief Information Officers (CISOs), Information Security Program Managers, Administrators, and Engineers.
Benefits to Your Organization
- Peace of mind knowing your organization is better prepared to prevent costly security incidents
- Timely identification of potential security risks and intrusions
- Reduces impact and financial losses associated with security breaches
- Ensures a heightened awareness and confidence throughout the organization that security is being addressed effectively
- Promotes favorable public relations
- Fosters patient safety and patient/family peace of mind.