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Highlights from HHS’ Cybersecurity Newsletter and What it Means for Your Healthcare Org

Posted On: November 13, 2018 in: cybersecurity

Highlights from HHS’ Cybersecurity Newsletter and What it Means for Your Healthcare Org   Did you know that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services publishes regular cybersecurity newsletters for the healthcare industry? If you’re new or missed the last quarter’s newsletters, we are here to get you caught up on the latest security precautions and threats to your healthcare organization. Key Takeaways:   Software Vulnerabilities and Patching Software runs computers and all electronic devices, including medical ones that your organization relies on every day. Unfortunately, mistakes in the software happen throughout its life. This can pose a security threat, also known a bug, which hackers recognize as an easy target. It gives them easier access into protected health information if the vulnerability is not remedied by patching. This serves as a great reminder to do your due diligence by making sure the appropriate patching...