It is common knowledge that the immune system becomes compromised when a virus attacks a host cell, causing infection and discomfort. Once a virus has entered the body, infection begins and can take days even weeks to resolve.
In the same way, hackers and unauthorized users can compromise information by embedding viruses that can spread throughout an entire network. Online there are regular headlines alerting about the latest virus threats and breaches impacting information thought to be secure. The ongoing risks continue to stem from ransomware and phishing attacks.
A Security Magazine article states, “In 2019, we will see a continued increase in the use of third-party applications or services as the ‘back channel’ into networks through the corruption of third-party firmware/software (and updates thereof); such back channels can bypass traditional protective and detection capabilities in place to prevent externally-based incidents and infecting the corporate network.”
Organizations work hard to maintain their network security, yet phishing attacks distributed via email make employees easy targets. While HIPAA regulations are designed to ensure privacy and security for patient healthcare information, it does very little to protect against security breaches. The HITRUST security framework, based on NIST standards, provides a prescriptive set of certifications, corporate security training and system configuration standards to follow that better protect against security breaches.
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