Outside threats may grab the headlines, but attacks that come from within an organization pose perhaps the greatest risk, because “they already have a foot in the door,” said our panelists during a panel on mitigating inside threats. “It’s the insiders you have to be ready for.”
The key to improving third-party risk management is in building and maintaining strong relationships – both with present and past vendors, said our panelists, who offered advice on how to better monitor data after a relationship has ended.
Although there are myriad challenges with incorporating tools like machine learning into care environment, the upside is simply too promising to pass up, said John Halamka, MD, during a healthcare IT policy discussion. “There’s a perfect storm happening.”
Having a solution that can intelligently monitor access to patient records, combined with continuous education and awareness, can help healthcare organizations secure patient data – and more importantly, gain their trust, according to James Brady and Krista Fink of Fairview Health Services.
As more individuals are able to access patient data, it’s becoming increasingly important to ensure continuous training is provided, and that the technology and processes are in place to enable early detection, according to our security experts.