It is likely that this week, or any other week in the future, a hospital will suffer a data breach that will cost it millions of dollars.
Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
With data breaches and associated penalties hitting many organizations hard in 2013, a webinar held by SDG and Cyber Data-Risk Managers on January 14th at 4:00pm (EST) will help organizations avoid costly consequences in the New Year.
Covered HIPAA entities and even business associates of those entities are expected to have in place reasonable and appropriate technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information – especially information that is accessible over the Internet and on mobile devices. Failure to comply with the HIPAA Rules can result in hefty HIPAA fines and civil and criminal penalties.
Christine Marciano of CEO Cyber Data-Risk Managers stated, “Last month, in December alone, there were four healthcare data breaches reported that all involved mobile devices. Today, the importance of encryption can’t be stressed enough especially for healthcare organizations that hold large numbers of sensitive PHI records on mobile devices.”
“If a healthcare data breach were to happen to your organization, how would you respond and are you encrypting all of your sensitive patient health information at rest in your databases, mobile devices and also when transmitted?” Marciano continued.
During the educational webinar, the following topics will be discussed:
- How the Omnibus Rule changed the data breach definition
- How a medical facility can avoid even higher HIPAA penalties
- How the recent AvMed settlement could set a new precedent for future healthcare lawsuits in 2014
- What your organization needs to do in the event of a data breach
“It is likely that this week, or any other week in the future, a hospital will suffer a data breach that will cost it millions of dollars,” said John Tate, SDG Executive Vice President. “The costs not only stem from HIPAA penalties, but breach detection and investigation costs, and even other direct and indirect costs.”
To attend the January 14th webinar, please register at http://www.lok-it.net/webinar
About Systematic Development Group
SDG is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of the LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive®. LOK-IT protects all contents with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and provides the means for authentication via an onboard PIN-pad, utilizing the patents pending DataLock® technology from ClevX, LLC.
LOK-IT is completely Operating System independent, working with any O/S including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Chrome, Symbian, and even embedded systems found in office equipment and medical devices. LOK-IT is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and is the preferred choice to secure portable data for large enterprises, healthcare organizations, government agencies and armed forces worldwide. http://www.LOK-IT.net
About Cyber Data-Risk Security Managers
Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC, is a national insurance broker that specializes in helping various industry clients mitigate and insure their cyber, data privacy, data security and IP risks. The team at Cyber Data-Risk Managers LLC leverages their cyber risk expertise to help create and customize a cyber/data breach insurance policy that helps serve as a turn-key comprehensive incident response plan solution. http://www.DataPrivacyInsurance.com