Cyber Security In Healthcare

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Introduction

Cyber attacks have been more sophisticated since the information available through social media like facebook, twitter and many more adding to internet world to share and be connected to world. People have been communicated over phone or internet comparing to past decade. China, USA, India are the top three users of internet as per statistics. Over half of the population of the world will have smartphones by the end of year 2018. When looking at the statistics above it is obvious that, more people are attracted to have technologies available and using them daily basis. Moreover, here in this article, will be going over financial industry with healthcare industry with technologies and cyber threats and their steps to overcome
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Mostly, Security standards, administrative safeguards, technical safeguards, physical safeguards are important to prevent from breaches and fraud and abuse.
According to HealthIT.gov provided guidelines and rules, several measures in security as end to end process rather than a just security product. Those are briefly mentioned: 1. Establishing security culture by training workforce and incorporating good practices. 2. Protecting mobile devices by password protection and encryption of data in motion or rested data. 3. Maintaining a good computer habits by having licensed version of configured software and operating system.
4. Use of firewall to safeguard online EHR systems unless they are offline. 5. Use of antivirus and malware protection plays a major role in securing the portal. 6. having data back ups regular interval ensuring its safety will be a responsibility when unexpected things happen around either during natural disaster or intruders hack into system. 7. Establishing role based access control not to expose PHI among all. 8. Use of password protection with encryption techniques like symmetric, DES,RSA, block cipher and stream cipher methods. 9. limiting the network usage by all staffs without prior notification, do not allow any software installation. 10.Controlling physical access for server rooms or backups. In addition, security requires vigilance among people, process, plan and technology.
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Healthcare is common to all, so vulnerable populations not only limiting to elderly, but also, pregnants, students, sick, prisoners, employees, children.
Future of CyberSecurity
Eventually, unpredicted expansion of online and internet user by the year 2025, while comparing it to past 10 years of online users. Mostly, around 4.7 billions of internet users by then would pose risks to advance cyber security and management. Proper planning and education with collaboration among private and public sector would build the secure future. Also, aggregation of data in cloud to reduce system admin or other infrastructure may poses additional security challenges.
Expectations to have better cyberspace which is secure, resilient and enables innovation ensuring public health and safety.
Conclusion

In the end, Fast evolving technology keeps challenging to cybersecurity solutions , while vulnerabilities are vast and laws created for them is unclear. According to center for law and security single actor can’t make any changes without collaborative effort. Cooperation among government and private sector to balance the effectiveness with efficiency and security with privacy and innovation in a practical

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