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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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Third-Party Risk Management amid COVID-19 (featured in Security Magazine)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented impact on the healthcare community in the U.S. and throughout the world. It has forced an entire industry to think differently, innovate and adapt on the fly, and rethink their internal processes to support the spectrum of services they provide.

Long-standing, and seemingly well-established processes for procuring products and services are being reconsidered to meet the immediate and critical demand. Organizations must quickly engage with new third parties (vendors) and/or look to existing third parties for new products and services to respond to the crisis, all the while adhering to the required HIPAA Security and Privacy rules.

Even with the urgent need in the marketplace today for products and services, healthcare organizations cannot ignore third-party risk management (TPRM), which identifies and manages risks posed by third parties that provide software and services.

Read Intraprise Health’s article in the May issue of Security Magazine

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For the Record Magazine

Records for Ransom

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How should health care organizations react when kidnappers grab the goods?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects computers, servers, databases, and managed service providers, encrypting data on the infected platform. The individuals behind the nefarious attack request a price, or ransom, from the organization in order to release the information. Generally, they do not provide the data decryption key until the ransom is paid. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, ransomware incidents accounted for more than 70% of all malware occurrences across the health care industry.

How an Attack Happens
“Often, when a computer or system is infected, a blue screen, or some other anomaly, will appear with a message about the ransomware,” explains Ryan Patrick, MBA, CISSP, CCSFP, senior vice president of security products and strategy at Intraprise Health. “The attackers need to be paid via cryptocurrency to release the records. Health care is specifically targeted, as the health care industry, unlike other industries, has been slow to adapt to the security industry. In 1996, HIPAA went into effect, but people really didn’t pay attention to cybersecurity until about 2015 when there was a big breach at Anthem.”

Read the article in For the Record Magazine 

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