Healthcare IT security pros face the important and difficult task of keeping patients’ sensitive data secure. This type of data is a prime target for cybercriminals, since health records contain more personal data points than, say, credit card data and cannot just be reissued if a breach occurs. Consequently, health data sells for far more on the black market than other types of stolen information.
This underscores the need for a robust healthcare security and compliance strategy. But for community or smaller regional hospitals, it is often challenging for IT teams to garner the financial backing and support from executives that they need to comply with regulations and keep patient data safe. With the right tools and support, though, it is possible to craft a culture of privacy and security at small hospitals that will reduce the number of incidents.