Recent Warnings by the White House and the American Hospital Association Underscore the Immediate Need for HICP to Rapidly Address Organizational Cybersecurity Preparedness
Boston, MA – March 31, 2022 – Censinet, a leading provider of risk management solutions for healthcare, today announced a critical webinar that explains how Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) can be used to identify and mitigate the elevated threat levels resulting from international events. The live webinar will be Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET. Erik Decker, Chief Information Security Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, Co-Lead of the 405(d) Task Group, and Chair of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council Cyber Security Working Group, and Chris Logan, Censinet Chief Security Officer, former healthcare CISO and board member of The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security, will present the importance of HICP. The registration link is censinet.com/hicp-webinar.
Censinet recently announced full support for HICP in its Censinet RiskOps™ platform earlier this month. The publication of the HHS 405(d) Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) in 2019 outlined a healthcare-specific approach to cybersecurity. Created in partnership with public and private organizations across the healthcare industry, HICP provides “practical, understandable, implementable, industry-led, and consensus-based voluntary cybersecurity guidelines to cost-effectively reduce cybersecurity risks” for “health care organizations of varying sizes.”
Last week, the White House issued a statement urging organizations to harden their cyber defenses immediately. Following that announcement, the American Hospital Association (AHA) issued a dire warning about the significant threat to the nation’s hospitals. Addressing this elevated risk level, the AHA recently selected Censinet as an AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider for two critical risk management categories in healthcare: Cyber Firm Risk Management and Information Governance; and Cyber Risk Assessments, Privacy, and HIPAA Compliance. Following a strict evaluation and due diligence process, the AHA selected Censinet RiskOps as a preferred solution for both service categories to help hospitals and health systems as they develop and implement their cyber security strategies.
“Our recent launch of Censinet RiskOps for HICP was met with immediate industry acceptance across both our customer base and with prospects also evaluating Censinet for third-party risk management, medical device protection, supply chain cybersecurity, and IRB safeguards,” stated Ed Gaudet, CEO and Founder of Censinet. “The unprecedented worldwide events and warnings by government agencies and private associations require an actionable response mechanism framework to counter that risk. HICP and the continued work of the HHS 405(d) Task Group is now more important than ever, and Censinet is honored to be a Task Group member.”
For more information on how healthcare organizations can reduce and avoid the impact of risk, please visit censinet.com/HICP. To learn more about HICP and Censinet RiskOps for HICP, please join us for this important webinar on April 6, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET: censinet.com/hicp-webinar.
Censinet, based in Boston, MA, enables healthcare organizations to take the risk out of their business with Censinet RiskOps™, the first and only cloud-based exchange that integrates and consolidates enterprise risk management and operations capabilities across critical clinical and business areas. RiskOps builds upon the Company’s foundational success with third-party risk management (TPRM) for healthcare. Censinet transforms healthcare risk by increasing productivity and operational effectiveness while eliminating risks to care delivery, data privacy, and patient safety. Find out more about Censinet and its RiskOps platform at censinet.com.