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Investing in Healthcare Cybersecurity in 2022

As 2021 comes to an end, Healthcare IT leaders begin to prepare and discuss their organization’s investment plans for the upcoming year. As an industry, the increasing number of healthcare data breaches and cyberattacks have (1) highlighted the need for better patient, data, and supply chain... READ MORE

Log4j: Meet the new zero-day, same as the old zero-day

What is the Log4j issue? The Apache Log4j 2 utility is a commonly used service component for logging requests for audit and review purposes. Log4J, written in Java, supports many projects, including multiple cloud services and various open-source and commercial enterprise products.  On December 9,... READ MORE

Will 2022 Be the Year that Ends Data Breaches in Healthcare?

Healthcare is arguably one of our fundamental human rights.  As such, we not only seek the best available care, but we must ensure our personal data be available and protected. Today more than ever, it’s imperative that Health IT leaders invest in security, perform regular cybersecurity risk... READ MORE

The Supplier Demand for Cybersecurity

In the evolving cybersecurity industry, one of the biggest takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic is how fragile supply chains are in healthcare. Over the last two years, healthcare leaders have struggled with the challenges of preparedness, resiliency, continuity, and a secure supply chain.... READ MORE

The Birth of RiskOps – Part I: What is RiskOps?

Prologue Over the past four years, Censinet worked on maturing third-party risk management programs with many healthcare system leaders from single hospital facilities to the largest, most sophisticated integrated health networks. During this time, we helped thousands of healthcare leaders across... READ MORE

11 Secrets TPRM Solution Vendors Won’t Tell You

The operational objective to “do more with less” is more relevant today than ever before. But what does this actually mean? The healthcare industry has invested more on security programs and tools over the last 10 years. However, as a percentage of IT budgets, health systems are spending a lot... READ MORE

Defensive is Expensive!

Overcoming Anxiety for Fast and Fruitful Risk Assessments Do your risk assessments often feel like an uphill battle? Vendor cybersecurity questionnaires have straightforward goals: Get on the same page regarding risk, work together to address concerns, and finish out the procurement process. Risk... READ MORE

How health organizations can effectively manage third-party risk

Why is there so much interest in third-party risk management going into the year 2020? There’s been a lot of incidents with regards to third parties, both directed third parties and other third parties, tertiary folks. And in the healthcare space, third parties are a critical avenue in the... READ MORE

Third-Party Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare

One of the realities I’ve seen is that the healthcare CIO is largely a vendor manager. I’ve grown that view a bit to include the management of people, but that’s the majority of a CIO’s job. Manage the people that work for the CIO and manage the vendors that work with their organization.... READ MORE

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