HIPAA compliance is a critical aspect of healthcare IT, and it should not be taken lightly. However, it is not the only concern when it comes to healthcare IT security. Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, and healthcare organizations are prime targets. Cybercriminals hope to steal sensitive patient data and hold it for ransom, and healthcare organizations must take steps to prevent this from happening.

Emphasize & Identify Risk

Regular security assessments are essential to identify potential weaknesses in your healthcare client’s IT infrastructure. These assessments should be conducted by an experienced cybersecurity professional and include penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and risk assessments.

Ongoing Training

Employee training is another critical component of a cybersecurity plan. Healthcare organizations must train their employees to recognize phishing emails, suspicious links, and other potential cyber-attack vectors. Education on best practices for cybersecurity can help them avoid common pitfalls and protect sensitive patient data.

Ready to Respond

Additionally, it is crucial to have an incident response plan in place just as you would any other business, but in healthcare, it can mean life or death. A cybersecurity incident can happen at any time, and having a plan in place can help your healthcare clients respond quickly and effectively. This plan should include steps for identifying and containing the attack, notifying relevant parties, and restoring systems to normal operation.

Don’t miss the mark when it comes to your readiness. HIPAA compliance is essential, but it is not the only concern when it comes to healthcare IT security.  Contact us today to discuss HIPAA security and how Computer Depot Business Solutions can help you.  Call 865-909-7606.