We live in a world where practically anything can be bought and sold. Not even your medical records are safe. Everyone is so concerned about being HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Compliant – but even being HIPAA compliant isn’t enough today. You need to protect your network, and computers just as your protect your patients’ information.
A quick search on the web will show you that you can buy patient information, that includes medical records – it’s sitting out there in cyberspace just waiting for someone with enough bitcoins to come along, and buy it for their own use. It’s really important to focus on making sure that your network is secure, to block these people from pulling your patient information, and selling it for their own profit.
You’ll want to start by making sure that your virus protection software is up to date. Having the latest in protection blocks the newest means the hackers use to get into your network. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a secure firewall on your network – as this is your first line of defense when it comes to securing the traffic that comes in and out of your network. Contact Coast Electronics to evaluate your network security today!
You can see McAfee’s full Health Warning report here.