In 2016, there were 329 breaches involving 500+ records, amassing a total of 16,471,765 records breached. The reported main cause of the known healthcare data breaches in 2016 was unauthorized access/disclosure. Most could have been avoided by the effective use of data encryption technology, as part of a comprehensive information security and privacy management program.
Additionally, ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016; these attacks usually resulted in EHR downtime. Ransomware attacks rose 250% in 2017. Ransomware recovery costs can exceed $10M per covered entity, with daily downtime costs running over $8,500 per hour of downtime. Organizations must understand both the regulatory hurdles and backup/recovery strategies when encountering breaches.
In this webinar, Rebecca Herold, a highly recognized privacy and security expert, will describe:
- Real life examples, legal requirements as well as mitigation actions, costs associated with breaches
- Specific ransomware issues, backup and recovery practices
- Recommended practices to prevent breaches.
About the Presenter:
Rebecca Herold is CEO and Founder of The Privacy Professor® consultancy she established in 2004, and is Co-Founder and President of SIMBUS, LLC, an information security, privacy, technology & compliance management cloud service for organizations of all sizes, in all industries, in all locations founded in 2014. Rebecca is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience. Rebecca created the information security and privacy department functions at a large multi-national financial and health care organization throughout the 1990s. Rebecca has authored 19 books to date, dozens of book chapters, and hundreds of published articles.