Cyber security breaches and ransomware attacks have become common threats for hospitals and physician practices throughout the United States and Texas. According to the April 2016 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, the health care industry has the highest number of data breaches among targeted industries, and ransomware increased 35 percent in 2015. With the risk of data breaches come potential HIPAA violations, while ransomware can disable your practice by encrypting your patient data, making it inaccessible until you pay a ransom. You can take steps to protect your practice. This course will tell you how to mitigate the risk and respond appropriately if you experience a breach or ransomware demand.
Recorded: Aug. 25, 2016
Released: Sept. 1, 2016
Expires: Aug. 25, 2019
This course is appropriate for physicians, compliance officers, practice managers, and physicians’ office staff in all specialties who are interested in medico-legal compliance.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify potential cyber security threats,
- Assess vulnerabilities within their practice,
- Determine necessary steps to mitigate the risks, and
- Establish appropriate actions to take in the event of a breach or ransomware attack.
- Didactic lecture
- Audio-visual projections
- Post-test and evaluation
- Computer with sound
- Internet access
Registration fees are nonrefundable.