Roger Severino, Lead HIPAA Enforcer, on Fighting Hackers

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

In an exclusive interview, Roger Severino, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, spells out critical steps healthcare organizations must take to safeguard patient information and ensure patient safety in light of the surge in ransomware and other hacking incidents.

"We're seeing a growth of advanced persistent threats where hackers will infiltrate, usually through phishing, to get credentials and get their foot through the door in one area of a covered entity's systems," he says in an in-depth interview with Information Security Media Group.

Then the hackers will...

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