How Healthcare Organizations Protect PHI from Hackers

To a healthcare organization, its most valuable assets are the technology used to treat disease and highly trained medical professionals who care for patients. To a hacker, the most valuable asset is protected health information (PHI). This dataset contains information on an individual that is hard-coded within them and could be used indefinitely for malicious intent.

“Every organization handling protected health information (PHI) should focus on strategies and tactics to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity once a cyberattack occurs. This includes conducting a risk assessment and asset inventory of their organization and map the data flow within their enterprise in order to determine their risk in the event of a breach or cyberattack.” — Lee Barrett the CEO and executive director.

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