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October 2019

Cyber attacks are on the rise in healthcare. Is your organization well equipped to manage growing risk as the industry becomes more and more digitized? Below are insights and resources to help you optimize your Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA compliance program.

-The Clearwater Team

Key Insight

Developing a More Secure PACS Ecosystem

PACS Newsletter Feature Image_400x228px-1The security of medical images took center stage this past week as Senator Mark Warner of Virginia demanded that TridentUSA and its affiliate MobileXUSA outline their cybersecurity practices after ProPublica reported the imaging firms left millions of medical records and patient data exposed online.

The breach, which included data from five million U.S. patients and millions more across the globe, makes the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) proposed guidance to help healthcare delivery organizations secure the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) environment all the more important.

Clearwater's Deidre Cruit contributed her expertise in the NCCoE project which also involved the use of IRM | Analysis™ software to analyze the risks that are common in a PACS ecosystem and to identify potential security controls to manage that risk. 

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Cyber Risk News

Featured: HIPPA Security Rule Aficionados - Please Help a Colleague / Ph.D. Candidate

A friend of Clearwater, college professor and IRM | Analysis™ academic partner (through the NSA / Centers for Academic Excellence Program at Ferris State University), Jim Furstenberg is completing a research project related to HIPAA Security Rule compliance as part of his Ph.D. program at Nova Southeastern University. Would you be kind enough to support Jim's research by completing this brief, anonymous survey?  Learn more

More headlines:

NIST Proposes PACS Cybersecurity Guidance for Health Providers

How the New York SHIELD Privacy Bill Impacts Healthcare Organizations

Mitigating the Risks Posed By Malicious Insiders




Educational Sessions

October 9, 2019

How to Save Money on Cyber Insurance Premiums

Many healthcare providers seek practical information about the actual content of the cyber insurance policies, how carriers price premiums, and most important, how they can position their organization to receive maximum coverage at the lowest cost. Join us and gain practical insights from industry experts from Parkview Health, Lockton Co, and the RAND Corporation on how to improve your organization's risk management posture and its ability to optimize cyber insurance coverage. 

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October 17, 2019

The Value of Business Impact Analysis

Leading organizations recognize the value of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to determine and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to critical business operations because of a disaster, accident or emergency. During this webinar, Clearwater's Cathie Brown and Deidre Cruit will discuss how a BIA can serve as a starting point for a risk management program, including a disaster recovery strategy, and jumpstart the planning process for resources and materials needed for the organization to continue to operate post crisis.

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October 22, July 2019

You Are Only as Secure as Your Riskiest Vendor

In the last couple of years, covered entities have paid $25,996,000 in fines because of breaches of their business associates and vendors, representing more than 20% of all enforcement actions.  During this special webinar for AEHIS members, Clearwater’s Dawn Polen-Morgenstern and Kate Sullivan will share insight on how to implement a vendor risk management program that provides greater oversight of business associates. 

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October 24, 2019

The State of Cybersecurity: Best Practices for an Enterprise Risk Analysis

Until recently, most healthcare organizations have struggled to execute an enterprise-wide, information system-based risk analysis as they have lacked the tools and methodologies to do so. During this webinar, we will review how Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Software enables healthcare providers to maintain secure operations in today’s increasingly digitized care delivery environment.

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Experiencing challenges managing cyber risk across your organization? Questions about recent insights or Clearwater solutions? Contact us! 


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