|Editor’s Note: Cyber-attacks rose dramatically with data compromises and system breaches. Click HERE for how BHM develops high level protection for your data, addresses the c-suite cyber-security concerns, and proves it with HITRUST CSF. Do all your service partners deliver this level of protection?
“To geek or not to geek?” that is not the only question. The real c-suite cyber-security question for executives might be, “Trust or not to trust?”
C-suite Cyber-security Concerns
All things IT still intimidates most people, no matter the generation. Being informed about security, network structures, and intrusive software challenges many experts in the field. Handing the responsibilities over to internal or contracted specialists without understanding the general concepts of cyber-security creates a blind spot. Not unlike, not grasping financial concepts because the accounting department handles that stuff.
Cyber-security resources for decision-makers
Keep your “BS” meter in good working order by understanding the basics of IT, at least the terminology and concepts. Buzzwords can hide unnecessary investments. Here are some quick reads for improving your cyber-security knowledge.
- 10 stubborn cyber-security myths, busted by Healthcare IT News HERE
- The Ransomware Economy HERE
- What All Cyber Criminals Know: Businesses With Little or No Cybersecurity Are Ideal Targets HERE
- Blockchain For Dummies® IBM Limited Edition HERE
HITRUST Security Framework for Healthcare
HITRUST is led by a management team and governed by an Executive Council made up of leaders from across a variety of healthcare industries. These leaders represent the governance of the organization, but other founders also comprise the leadership to ensure the framework meets the short and long term needs of the entire industry.
Executive Council members represent the following organizations:
- Anthem, Inc.
- Express Scripts, Inc.
- Health Care Service Corporation
- Hospital Corporation of America
- Humana Inc.
- IMS Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- McKesson Corporation
- UnitedHealth Group
Common Security Framework (CSF) that can be used by all organizations that create, access, store or exchange sensitive and/or regulated data. The CSF includes a prescriptive set of controls that seek to harmonize the requirements of multiple regulations and standards.
HITRUST and AMA partnership HERE
Does your organization need HITRUST decision tree
National Cyber-Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Materials for Oct. 23-27, 2017 HERE
The KPMG 2017 Cyber Healthcare & Life Sciences Survey asked 100 C-level technology, information and security executives at healthcare providers and health plans about their overall readiness, vulnerabilities and resources dedicated to protecting data. A separate cyber security survey was conducted with 100 executives at biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Cyber-attacks rose dramatically with data compromises and system breaches. Click HERE for how BHM develops high level protection for your data, addresses the c-suite cyber-security concerns, and proves it with HITRUST CSF. Do all your service partners deliver this level of protection?