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HOW HEALTHCARE CAN PREPARE FOR MY HEALTH RECORD ROLL-OUT - PROOFPOINT
Australians have until January 31 to decide if they will opt out of a nationwide My Health Record initiative designed to ensure healthcare providers have instant online access to important patient information. At the same time, cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in the world, and Australia’s healthcare sector is the continent’s biggest target according to a July report from the Australian Information Commissioner. While Australian healthcare cybersecurity teams are in a constant fight to defend patient information from cybercriminals, there are three important steps healthcare providers can take to proactively secure their systems from online compromise. Train healthcare staff to spot cyberattacks that target them. Cybercriminals have shifted methods from attacking network infrastructure to attacking users directly to break into systems and access patient information. While facilities can eliminate most legacy threats at the network perimeter, targeted attacks can circumvent the most sophisticated security software to exploit well-intentioned employees. TIM BENTLEY READ MORE