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Can healthcare improve third-party vendor security, business continuity?

October 25, 2021
A message about hand-washing is displayed on a computer monitor in the intensive care unit at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Managing vendor security is a challenge as third-party vendors have been responsible for some of the largest healthcare incidents this year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • Properly educating staff on security risks and ways to mitigate them
  • Requiring continued security conversations with staff
  • Protecting all privileged accounts
  • Enforcing password policies and implementing multi-factor authentication for network access and wherever protected health information resides
  • Implementing a strict patch management cycle
  • Securing and monitoring the network perimeter
  • Maintaining an updated, well-practiced incident response plan
  • Performing perimeter scanning every 24 hours
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