HIPAA Journal June 20, 2022

The HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Sector (HC3) has published guidance for healthcare organizations to help them improve their cyber posture. Cyber posture is the term given for the overall strength of an organization’s cybersecurity, protocols for predicting and preventing cyber threats, and the ability to continue to operate while responding to cyber threats.

To comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, organizations are required to implement safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information, and reduce risks to a low and acceptable level.

Technical safeguards will help to keep ePHI private and confidential and will ensure ePHI can be recovered in the event of a destructive cyberattack. A robust cybersecurity program can help to limit the...

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