Cyber challenges in the healthcare industry are impacting an already over-taxed environment. While every business is a potential target for a security breach, healthcare is especially at risk and continues to be the most-breached sector in 2021. (SOURCE: Herjavec Group)
To take the most appropriate actions and continue to provide care and generate revenue, IT leaders in healthcare organizations like yours need to understand your risks, reduce vulnerabilities, and apply controls to help protect your interests and data.
The need to protect your business from ransomware is ongoing and guidance can change as cybercriminals develop new capabilities and uncover new vulnerabilities. The following Ransomware Prevention and Preparation Checklist is based on current NIST and Med Tech Solutions best practice recommendations. We suggest that you implement these checklist items and work with a managed service provider with strong security expertise to ensure you have the necessary controls in place to protect against and prepare for potential ransomware events.
MTS Secure is a comprehensive security framework that underlies every service we provide.
Maintain up-to-date inventory of all hardware and authorized and unauthorized software
Inventory where data is stored and its criticality (paper, digital, and proprietary storage):
Minimize the time between patch releases and fully patching devices
Patch servers and network devices as well as workstations
Actively scan for vulnerabilities
Med Tech Solutions creates technology systems that work the way healthcare practices work. Our Practice- Centered CareTM services are supported by dedicated IT Care Teams to ensure technology systems support essential clinical workflows and strategic business plans. Provider organizations and networks can count on a secure, reliable IT infrastructure, optimized clinical and business applications, and full end-user support so they can focus on patient care. MTS was founded in 2006 in Valencia, California, and serves thousands of healthcare practices nationwide. The company has been recognized as a seven-time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company and the top Channel Futures MSP 501 provider for healthcare, and it has achieved HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) certification for its cloud platform.
Contact us for help on securing your network, applications, PHI, and other data at 877.687.1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.