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Best of the Blog: Healthcare Security

08/19/2015  |  By: Mark Fulford, CISSP, CISA, ABCP, HITRUST, Shareholder, Information Security

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Have you missed these top posts in the LBMC Healthcare Security blog? Catch up on the issues impacting the security landscape and review our recommendations on what’s needed to better protect healthcare data :

Healthcare Security: 5 Ways to Safeguard PHI Data and Avoid Data Breaches

By: Thomas Lewis, CISSP, CISA, QSA, Partner-in-Charge, Information Security

This most recent incident affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and affiliate brands Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc. The Premera breach is particularly troubling on several fronts. First, because of the type of data that was compromised. Read more

OPM Data Breach Highlights Needs for Standardized Security Controls

By: Sese Bennett, CISM, CISSP, Senior Manager

Your personal data has been compromised. Those are words that no one wants to hear, especially not the four million current and former federal employees whose information may have been breached through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) computer system. Read more

Top 5 Myths About Healthcare Security Compliance

By: Thomas Lewis, CISSP, CISA, QSA, Partner-in-Charge, Information Security

An unshaven man sits in front of multiple computer screens in a dark smoke-filled room. Sweat drips off his forehead while his fingers fly across a keyboard. We're not sure where he is, but his muttering is foreign to our ears.

Thanks to Hollywood, this is many people's vision of a typical cyber attack. But information security experts know this is just one possible scenario. Read more

How Companies Can Better Protect Against Cyber Attacks

By: Thomas Lewis, CISSP, CISA, QSA, Partner-in-Charge, Information Security

Hacker attacks against large companies were up 40 percent in 2014 over the prior year — with five out of six large companies a target according to an Internet Security Threat report. In particular, health care companies were a major focus of hackers, with 37 percent of breaches in that sector, compared with 11 percent in retail and 10 percent in education.

Does the rise in cyber attacks indicate a trend? Read more

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