By Justin Buren
Buren Insurance Group, Inc.
If you are a healthcare compliance officer, can you say with confidence that you really know what is going on around you? The ability to do so determines your effectiveness.
The reason is simple: The best defense against a cyberattack is prevention in every-day situations. Otherwise, you simply take your chances.
This past January, the U. S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a memo saying incidents of cyber extortion, in particular, are rising steadily, with cybercriminals typically demanding money to stop the theft of sensitive data or the disruption of computer networks.
Separately, a headline in USA Today, appearing in February, refers to cyberattacks as “warfare” – a notion suggesting that defensive tactics must constantly be in play. In military parlance, the term “situational awareness” means you know what’s going on around you so you can counter threats in real time as they are developing. [Read more…]