What It Takes to Avoid Cyberattacks

Data attacks on healthcare organizations have increased a whopping 100 percent from just four years ago, a reality that has chief security and information officers in a dash to stay ahead of the data protection curve.

Ron Mehring, chief information security officer at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, who spoke at the HIMSS Media/Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum last week, said for him it's a matter of education awareness.

"You can spend millions of dollars to put technology in place, but that one user we all know clicks the wrong link or answers the wrong question on the phone," Mehring said, and "there goes all those millions of dollars."

Read the source article at Government Health IT

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