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Your Monthly Drip of Cyber Risk Management Information

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!

This Month's Featured Web Event:

Clearwater CHIME CIO 2018 Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium
*This event is for CHIME Members & CHIME Foundation Firm Partners

Amplify Your Cyber Risk Management Knowledge

Join Us For These Expert-Led Events

July 9

  HIPAA 101 

  Hosted by Bob Chaput & Erin McMahon

July 31

  Lessons Learned from OCR Enforcement Actions 

  Hosted by Jon Moore & Fernando Martinez | #2 of THA Summer Webinar Series

August 22

  Top Reasons for Risk Analysis Failures | Featuring insights from former OCR  Deputy Director

  Hosted by Bob Chaput, Iliana Peters & Fernando Martinez | #3 of THA Summer       Webinar Series


Coming this August for AEHIS Members!

Clearwater AEHIS CISO 2018 Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium


 Industry Insights

Healthcare IT News  | HIMSS TV

For better cybersecurity, vendor management must be improved

Richard Staynings, a cybersecurity evangelist with Clearwater Compliance and a HIMSS Cybersecurity Committee member, advocates for providers to make sure its third-party tools work well together and do not create unwanted vulnerabilities. (HIMSS TV/VIDEO)


Judge rules in favor of OCR and requires a Texas cancer center to pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations

The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.


Potential NIST Funding 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through a new reauthorization bill from the House Science Committee, would get $103.2 million for cybersecurity and privacy research.

Specifically, the bill suggests that NIST should work on "the development and publication of new cybersecurity tools, encryption methods, and best practices for internet of things security."



California's New Privacy Law: It's Almost GDPR in the US

The California Consumer Privacy Act, much like the EU's GDPR, gives consumers new rights related to their personal data. Healthcare organizations now need to figure out how the law applies to them.


Clearwater Insights

The True Cost Of A Data Breach

Investing in IRM is not as simple as decisions to invest in new lines of business. In new business decisions, estimating return on investment can be fairly straightforward. But when a health care organization is investing in IRM, the question becomes less about “What do we have to gain?” through investment, and more about “What do we stand to lose?” if such investment isn’t made.

That’s why it’s important to understand the true cost of a data breach. Understanding the total potential financial impact helps provide context for discussions about allocating resources to IRM.

Read full article by Barry Mathis, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Clearwater Compliance.

Read Article 

Clearwater Proudly Expanding Partnerships

OhioHealth and Clearwater Compliance Announce Three-Year Cyber Risk Services™ Partnership

OhioHealth has been successfully using Clearwater’s IRM|Pro™ cyber risk management software and professional services since 2016, leading to its decision to expand the partnership.


Clearwater named 2018 Best In KLAS for Cybersecurity Advisory Services 


As always, please let us know if we can help with any of your Cyber Risk Management Challenges.