It's time to reconsider your strategy if you still treat cyber risk as an annual project or initiative. Having a thorough ongoing program in place means that even in the worst-case scenario, you'll be ready to demonstrate that you did what was reasonable and appropriate to protect your systems and patient data. Nothing can guarantee that a cyberattack won't become a breach. Health Centers are a domain with a high potential for data breaches, and the risk continues to grow as health centers use new tools and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, it is crucial for health center leadership to adopt breach prevention strategies across their entire organization, as opposed to relegating it to the IT department.
To support health centers in their cybersecurity strategy and implementation, the HITEQ Center is offering a free learning collaborative -- Improving Health Center Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment, Breach Defense, Mitigation, and Response. This learning collaborative will involve four structured virtual learning sessions. During the series participants will engage with subject matter experts and their colleagues in peer-to-peer learning and discussion. Topics will include: health center breach mitigation tactics, operationalizing cybersecurity to better mitigate risks, cybersecurity implications of generative artificial intelligence in health centers, and incident response planning from a cybersecurity perspective.
Session 2: Health Center Hacking Combat and Breach Response Strategies for Awareness, Management, and Training
In this session, we discussed breach mitigation, ways in which to operationalize cybersecurity in order to better mitigate risks, reviewed risk management tools, and methods for defending against cybersecurity attacks. Breach can occur through both internal and external network leaks, through malware such as ransomware and through physical means on site. We covered topics related to general knowledge about breach mitigation, methods for mitigating against breach incidences, and addressing gaps in health center defenses.