Cybersecurity Awareness: A Must for Healthcare Organizations​

Healthcare organizations like yours are trusted with some of the most valuable information an individual can share. When protected health information (PHI) is at stake, employees with access to this sensitive data need to go beyond HIPAA compliance to keep that data safe.​

Improve risky behavior, safeguard PHI​

Healthcare organizations of all types are best served when employees know how to apply HIPAA protections as well as the importance of sound cybersecurity principles, such as identifying the dangers of ransomware and knowing phishing attempts when they see them. ​

Healthcare industry under attack​

 

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have proven nearly irresistible to cybercriminals in recent years. Ransomware locking medical staff out of vital network access continues to make headlines, with the 2018 Verizon Enterprises Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) finding that ransomware accounted for 85% of malware impacting the healthcare industry.

But the threats don’t just come from the outside. Employee misuse and disclosure of sensitive records, both accidental and malicious, consistently runs rampant among healthcare facilities, more so than other industries. In this respect, the healthcare sector is like many other industries: the human element is a major factor when it comes to cybersecurity and data privacy incidents.

Are your people prepared to safeguard PHI?​

 

Look at your clinic or hospital through the eyes of a cybercriminal. All that patient personal information just sitting there, waiting to be swiped and resold on the black market. HIPAA rules mandate employee training on proper handling of PHI.

Relying solely on HIPAA compliance as a safety net can do more harm than good. HIPAA courses often do not include information on how to stay cyber-secure in an increasingly interconnected world. Keeping within HIPAA regulations, while vital, has little to do with knowing how to spot a phishing attack, for example.

Are your people prepared to safeguard PHI?​

 

Look at your clinic or hospital through the eyes of a cybercriminal. All that patient personal information just sitting there, waiting to be swiped and resold on the black market. HIPAA rules mandate employee training on proper handling of PHI.

Relying solely on HIPAA compliance as a safety net can do more harm than good. HIPAA courses often do not include information on how to stay cyber-secure in an increasingly interconnected world. Keeping within HIPAA regulations, while vital, has little to do with knowing how to spot a phishing attack, for example.

Empower employees to protect sensitive data

 

Your employees are your last safeguard against data breaches, fines, and reputational damage. This means a well thought out and expertly sourced approach to security awareness training, blending HIPAA-required privacy education with content focusing on cybersecurity best practices, all based on proven adult learning principles, should be a high priority.

Why healthcare providers need security awareness:​ ​

  • Augment required HIPAA training​
  • Keep PHI safe from phishing attacks and malware intrusion
  • Increase employees’ knowledge surrounding cyberthreats, risks and appropriate actions
  • Change risky-behavior to minimize data breaches and resulting fines

LearningLAB: The awareness solution for healthcare organizations​

 

Inoculate your people against cybercriminal exploits with our HIPAA-required privacy education combined with content focusing on cybersecurity best practices, all based on proven adult learning principles. Our HIPAA and Healthcare Cybersecurity Awareness Program Packages, deployed through LearningLAB, make it a snap for healthcare organizations of all sizes to purchase and deploy a full-fledged security and privacy awareness program that’s right for you and your budget.​

Our programs include online training and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors, plus a built-in program planning tool and phishing simulator. All learning content is aligned to key risks, and uses interactivity and real-life examples to ensure user engagement.

LearningLAB: The awareness solution for healthcare organizations​

 

Inoculate your people against cybercriminal exploits with our HIPAA-required privacy education combined with content focusing on cybersecurity best practices, all based on proven adult learning principles. Our HIPAA and Healthcare Cybersecurity Awareness Program Packages, deployed through LearningLAB, make it a snap for healthcare organizations of all sizes to purchase and deploy a full-fledged security and privacy awareness program that’s right for you and your budget.​

Our programs include online training and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors, plus a built-in program planning tool and phishing simulator. All learning content is aligned to key risks, and uses interactivity and real-life examples to ensure user engagement.

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Healthcare Industry Insights: State of Privacy and Security Awareness

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