Securing your IT network is a HIPAA requirement to ensure the protection of patient ePHI. The HIPAA Security Rule requires implementation of IT network security measures that can help prevent the introduction of malware, viruses including ransomware.
AIM Services has 25 years of IT network experience specifically protecting patient healthcare data. Our experience and advanced technology can help protect your practice and patient data from cyber attacks, hackers, malware and ransomware.
AIM Services IT network security and cyber security staff can:
- Implement security management processes which include conducting a risk analysis to identify threats and vulnerabilities to ePHI.
- Implement security measures to mitigate or remediate identified risk.
- Implement procedures to guard against and detect malicious software intrusions.
- Implement access controls to limit access to ePHI.
- Implement a complete security plan to provide a comprehensive security solution.
A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks targeting the healthcare industry. This is a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015. Hackers, attackers, and even automated web bots are all trying to gain access to your network and ultimately access your patient data and business information. When successful, the attackers can lock down your data or worse they can release sensitive patient healthcare information to the world.
With the sheer number of security threats faced by the healthcare industry, it is important to evaluate the vulnerabilities that may affect your practice. Lost revenues due to downtime or large fines due to data breaches may not be an option and could affect the overall health of the organization. Not only is it necessary to protect a network from outside threats but internal threats can also be a huge vulnerability. Part of a thorough network security plan and risk analysis is ensuring that employees are using best practices and are educated on their role in keeping the network safe.
The risk analysis is fundamental to being able to implement comprehensive and compliant security policies. The risk analysis is time-consuming and resource intensive, but skipping is not an option.
Our company is the leader in network security, contact us today for more information.