5.5 Guidelines for Ransomware Incidents

Effective compliance with the HIPAA cybersecurity guidelines can prevent organizations and healthcare providers from the impact of ransomware.

However, security training is not the only thing highlighted by HIPAA; instead, it provides set guidelines for risk prevention, including the following:

Risk Analysis

Risk analysis includes an in-depth analysis of potential threats and vulnerabilities that could threaten the network or PHI.

Once the analysis is complete, proper measures should be taken to plan how to deal with potential threats.

Malware Detection

Since malware is malicious software that can harm a system and, as a result, gain access to sensitive information within a system, it is crucial to install software that can detect malware.

Limited Access

When only certain people have access to an individual’s PHI, the chances of a system being infected with malware can decrease significantly.

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