Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Nicandro Scarabeo
Recent cases of health data breaches have been reported by the news, such as the Arizona-based Banner Health that experienced a cybersecurity attack potentially affecting 3.7 million patients. The data might have been compromised after an organization’s employee accessed corporate data outside of normal job duties, without following existing regulations.Such examples show how attacks targeting companies’ assets and critical information, often resulting in major data breaches, are increasing and becoming a dominant a source of concern. Although it is impossible to remove all risks to organizations, it is possible to reevaluate a company’s strategy towards risk, and decide which risks it is going to accept in order to reduce its risk exposure. The first step your company should be considering is a Threat Risk Assessment.