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Healthcare Security Pros Need To Speak The Language of Finance

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Experts say PHI protectors can’t pay for data protection because they don’t know how to make the business case for it By Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading As the number of healthcare data breaches continues to snowball, executives put in charge of safeguarding protected health information (PHI) can’t keep up with the risks inherent […]


Rallying Support For Security Investments

Posted on at 4:07 pm

New Method for Quantifying Breach Costs, Justifying Spending By Howard Anderson Because winning the support of CEOs for any new project requires demonstrating a return on investment, information security professionals need to more precisely quantify the potential payoff of their suggested spending on technologies and training, according to a new report. Security specialists need help “putting […]


Healthcare Industry CIOs, CSOs Must Improve Security

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

By Thor Olavsrud Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have issued a new […]


ANSI: Know The Impact Of A Breach Before It Occurs

Posted on at 3:59 pm

To view the original article please click here. As adoption rates rise, health IT makes protected health information (PHI) available to more organizations and entities, increasing the likelihood of data being improperly disclosed, lost or stolen. Despite the risks and costs of a potential data breach, many healthcare executives aren’t doing enough to support their organizations’ […]


REPORT: Securing Protect Health Information ‘Not Always A Top Priority’

Posted on at 3:56 pm

By Renee Boucher Ferguson A comprehensive new report released this week, outlines the fragile state of patient information security, offering up a five-step methodology to help healthcare CIOs and CEOs determine the right level of investment in technology, processes and policy to better protect patient information. In the report, three organizations–the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), The Santa […]


New Report Calls For Enhanced Security To Safeguard Protected Health Information

Posted on at 3:53 pm

5-Step Method Provides Health Care Organizations with Tool to Estimate the Overall Potential Costs of a Data Breach To view the original article please click here. ANSI, The Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Program Healthcare Working Group,and the Internet Security Alliance to Host Congressional Briefing Today; White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt to Speak at Press Conference […]


Tightened Cyber Security Required For Digital Healthcare Adoption

Posted on at 2:02 pm

By Kris The U.S. government is encouraging healthcare organisations to utilise electronic healthcare records. However this will mean much more is required to be spent on Cyber Security. As “no organisation can afford to ignore the potential consequences of a data breach,” according to the American National Standards Institute. To view the original article please click here. […]


Healthcare Industry CIOs, CSOs Must Improve Security

Posted on at 1:59 pm

By Thor Olavsrud Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have issued a new […]


VERIZON: Outside Threats Dominate Data Breaches

Posted on at 1:47 pm

By: Simply Security Outside attacks were most responsible for data breaches in 2011. To view the original article please click here. Verizon Business recently released some of the results of its 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, which took into account around 90 of the 855 global breaches the company tracked last year. Among the most glaring results […]


Quantifying The Financial Risk Of Privacy Breach

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

How much should a company handling Protected Health Information (PHI)[1]spend to protect itself from a data breach?  Businesses typically use quantitative methods such as Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback Period to make investment decisions.  But investments to prevent breaches of PHI have until now relied on compliance arguments and subjective judgments.  […]