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KLAS Blog: How to Strengthen Your Security Program

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Health systems are experiencing a barrage of cybersecurity attacks. Establishing a strong security program is paramount to thwart bad actors’ plans of gaining access to critical data and systems.

The majority of health systems have a security program in place, but programs will continually need to be strengthened and refined. What can health systems proactively do to continually enhance their security programs?

KLAS reached out to healthcare-focused cybersecurity firms and asked the following question: “What can health systems do today to avoid pitfalls and gaps in their security programs?Read More

Security risks of personal business in the workplace

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By Brian Parks and Sanjiv Kalkar, Intraprise Health

The typical company culture of today is less of a strict clock-in/clock-out mentality than in years past. Company expectations on methods of work have morphed over the years, and employees checking personal email or performing some personal business on “company time” is often ignored or overlooked as long as it doesn’t interfere with the employees’ job performance. Read More

Intraprise Health Acquires HIPAA One

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Creates Comprehensive Integrated Security Risk Management and Compliance Platform for Healthcare

YARDLEY, Pennsylvania, January 6, 2021–  Intraprise Health, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions and the Protect™ risk management software platform, today announced that it has acquired HIPAA One, provider of industry leading HIPAA compliance automation software. The merger allows Intraprise Health to offer an integrated set of cybersecurity and compliance software solutions to the healthcare market. Read More

Dealing with Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare: 5 CEOs Respond

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The FBI recently announced a potentially significant ransomware attack on the healthcare sector.

Ransomware groups are becoming more sophisticated and efficient in their ability to deploy ransomware attacks. The challenges presented by COVID-19 have only increased the target on health systems.

KLAS posed the following three questions to five CEOs at healthcare-focused cybersecurity firms:

1. What are your top three suggestions for health systems to implement immediately?

2. What are your top three suggestions for health systems to implement for the long term?

3. How should a provider organization consider reacting if they are hit by ransomware? Read More

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Ransomware Advisory: Strategies for your Organization

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October 30, 2020

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated their warning to hospitals about ransomware to include information about Conti, TrickBot and BazarLoader. The CISA Alert AA20-302A focused on Ryuk ransomware and said the federal government had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”

Speaking with clients over the last two days, Intraprise Health discussed additional tactical things hospitals can do to further address preparedness. Read More

The Rise of Privacy in the Information Age

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By Harrison Welsh, CompTIA Security+, Intraprise Health

For more than two decades, cybersecurity has been an increasing priority across industries such as finance, retail, social media, e-commerce and healthcare. This is due to a number of factors, including the escalation of threats to enterprise information security, increased connectivity with third parties, the growing number of network enabled IOT devices, increasing human error, instances of insider threat and the enhanced sophistication of security attacks (e.g., Ransomware and Spear Phishing Campaigns). While organizations have focused on strengthening their cybersecurity posture, the concern for individual privacy rights has become an increasing challenge. Read More

Intraprise Health and HITRUST Announce September 2020 Virtual Community Extension Program (CEP) Event

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Yardley, PA, September 10, 2020 – Intraprise Health, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, today announced a virtual Community Extension Program (CEP) event with top experts, including HITRUST®, a leading data protection and standards organization. Attendees will learn how to implement or improve their organization’s information risk management and compliance program.

The virtual event is conveniently hosted online as a three-part series, over the course of three weeks, beginning September 16. These CEP events are designed to promote education and collaboration with peers, as well as to help attendees learn how to adopt and leverage the various HITRUST programs and services to address common security and privacy challenges. Read More

Focused Security Risk Assessments: Remote Work for Healthcare Organizations in the Age of COVID-19

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By Ian Terry, Information Security Consultant at Intraprise Health

As the reality of working from home sinks in, many remote workers and their employers are seeing the appeal fade quickly. We all know that remote work is not quite as simple as it sounds. Technical, operational, and communication challenges are quickly presenting themselves when workforce members overload remote access systems, can’t perform their duties, and don’t know the best channels for reporting their issues and incidents.

Are we prepared for the information security and cybersecurity challenges specific to this new paradigm: remote work in the age of COVID-19? Read More

Beebe Healthcare Launches COVID-19 Screening App 

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LEWES (July 22, 2020) – In an effort to provide COVID-19 screening for all, Beebe Healthcare has partnered with Intraprise Health to launch the Beebe Healthcare COVID-19 Screening Tool on both Apple Store and Android Google Play Store.

The app, now available, uses Center for Disease Control and Prevention evidence-based screening questions. Users can walk through the series of questions and then based on the finding – whether testing is recommended or not – they can self-schedule testing online or they can request a call from Beebe Medical Group representatives to schedule. Read More

Telehealth: A Revolutionary Technology for Health Care Providers and Patients

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By Ian Terry, Information Security Consultant at Intraprise Health

The Coronavirus pandemic has catalyzed a rapid increase of telehealth adoption. Leveraging telehealth platforms, patients are able to speak with doctors and nurses without having to risk exposure to themselves or others.

The increase has been so drastic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the FBI have released special guidance related to the use of telehealth systems, particularly how they have come under attack by malicious actors and advanced persistent threats (APT).

For privacy and security practitioners in healthcare, the increased use of telehealth and government attention signals the need to learn more about telehealth systems, the security risks associated with their use and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read More

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