7 Ways to Strengthen Information Security at Your Organization

Chief Healthcare Executive

Dan L. Dodson

Organizations must recognize that cybersecurity is more a journey than a destination.

The continued onslaught of cyberattacks and ransomware attacks against U.S. companies in all industries can cause leaders to become numb to the latest headlines. But a devil-may-care attitude won’t stop bad actors from targeting companies, especially those in healthcare, where information is the most valuable, hospital IT systems are in use 24/7/365, and IT networks are increasingly complex.

During the first half of 2021, 343 data breaches were reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That represents a 27% increase from the first six months of 2020. What’s more, the incidence of breaches increased 145% between 2015 and 2020.

Healthcare providers accounted for 73% of all...

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