Every industry that possesses information assets of value faces escalating engagement with cyber criminals and other adversaries. Healthcare organizations possess some of the most valuable information of all and, consequently, are prime targets. In fact, 90% of U.S. healthcare organizations had a cyber breach in 2014.1 Healthcare organizations must make peace with the fact that cyber breaches cannot always be prevented.
But knowing you will likely be attacked does not leave you powerless. The white paper, The Healthcare Cyber Shift, explores how that certainty is empowering healthcare organizations to take a new approach that shifts away from the mindset of trying to prevent a breach with 100% certainty and toward a focus on cyber resilience. By adopting cyber resilience, healthcare organizations will be better equipped and better prepared to withstand inevitable cyber breaches. With this more proactive stance, they can effectively minimize damage and related costs, and more rapidly resume normal operations when incidents occur.
The product of a collaboration among HITRUST, Deloitte, and cybersecurity firm Stroz-Friedberg, this white paper provides healthcare organizations with a roadmap to the cyber resilience shift. It includes an overview of the crucial steps you should take to prepare for cyber intrusions, to detect such intrusions before they become serious breaches, to respond to them proactively, and to more effectively recover from them.
In the paper, you will learn:
- That neither compliance, nor a well-secured environment, are enough to manage healthcare cyber risk.
- Why setting the tone at the top is a must for enterprise-wide cyber resilience in healthcare organizations.
- That proactive threat detection is a must.
- The incalculable importance of a robust incident response plan.
- 12 steps to kick-start your organization’s cyber resilience.
1. Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data (Ponemon Institute Research Report: May 2015).