The cybersecurity framework organizations should follow to keep data safe

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

As healthcare technology continues to advance, it's more important – and more challenging – than ever for provider organizations to secure patient information and keep data safe.

"Today, healthcare organizations are using technology to produce, create, collect, interpret and share immense volumes of data and information," said Allison Norfleet, business development manager at Cisco, in a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation.

That volume, explained Norfleet during the Cisco-sponsored talk, Why Security Is More Critical Than Ever, means organizations are at a higher overall risk for data breaches.

Norfleet noted that existing security concerns have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already seen cybercriminals targeting healthcare organizations.

Addressing potential vulnerabilities is essential, she said, because...

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