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Infographic: 2016 Healthcare Privacy & Security Outlook

2015 was the year of mega-breaches, increased enforcement and other trends, but what will 2016 bring to the healthcare industry in terms of privacy and security? We developed an infographic highlighting what we predict will come to the forefront of the industry this year, including medical device security, healthcare as a target and more hacking.

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CynergisTek CEO Selected to Lead Two Presentations at HIMSS16 on Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Leading Healthcare IT Security Expert, Mac McMillan, and Industry Security Experts to Share Strategies for Protecting Patient Data at HIMSS16

Austin, Texas, February 2, 2016 — (HIMSS Booth #131) — CynergisTek™, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, was selected to lead two sessions at HIMSS16. In the session titled, “Compliance Does Not Equal Security,” McMillan and CynergisTek client, Jay Adams, the Director of Information Security at Tallahassee Memorial, will co-present on ensuring the security of medical records. McMillan will also co-present a session titled, “Best Practices for Protecting Against Cyber Attacks,” with Chuck Kesler, CISO of Duke Medicine.

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FDA Proposes Medical Device Manufacturers Take the Lead in Managing Cybersecurity Threats

Citing potential risks to patient health and safety due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has proposed industry guidance calling for medical device vendors to monitor, report and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exploits as part of a manufacturer’s post-market management program. The FDA action would apply only to networkable and implantable medical devices that require FDA approval. Many health care technologies, software and consumer oriented applications are not classified as medical devices by the FDA and would not be subject to the proposed surveillance, reporting or mitigation management program.

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CynergisTek Celebrates Record Breaking Growth in 2015

CynergisTek Growth Attribute to Increased Demand for Trusted, Outsourced Support in Protecting Sensitive Patient Datalogo_transparent_final

CynergisTek™, an authority in health information security, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it achieved record growth in 2015, with a more than 50 percent increase in revenue over the last calendar year, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37 percent over the last three years. Additionally, the company saw approximately 80 percent increase in bookings, representing a CAGR of nearly 70 percent over the last three years. CynergisTek attributes this continued growth to increasing demand by healthcare organizations and business associates for its specialized services that address the latest data security challenges and government regulations.

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Infographic: 2015 Healthcare Privacy & Security Trends & Challenges

The healthcare industry saw many privacy and security trends and challenges in 2015 such as mega breaches, increased government oversight and the continued emergence of healthcare as a target. We created an infographic highlighting some of these trends and challenges, including the fact that hackers accessed over 100 million health records in 2015 and eight of the 10 largest healthcare hacks we’ve ever seen happened in 2015. 

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CynergisTek Continues to Support Industry Associations

In 2014 CHIME invited CynergisTek to become a Foundation Firm member of its recently formed association, Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). AEHIS is designed to support and educate top healthcare IT security leaders, especially the CSO and CISO and is the first professional organization to exclusively serve senior Health IT security leaders. 

 

CHIME and AEHIS

Click here to learn more about CHIME and click here to learn more about AEHIS.


CynergisTek Named As One of Top 3 Privacy and Security Assistance Firms

CynergisTek was recognized by KLAS® as one of three firms provider organizations are turning to most for privacy and security assistance in its “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges” report, released in May 2014. For further details, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports and view “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.”

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What Our Customers Are Saying

 

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“CynergisTek is a trusted partner and provides exceptional service, offering the expert guidance on risk management that we need to sustain and improve our overall security posture.” –Chuck Podesta, Former Chief Information Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

 

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“We decided to use CynergisTek’s VSM program because it goes way beyond other BAA management solutions. CynergisTek reviews my vendors’ risks and helps us ensure due diligence managing that risk.” Francois Bodhuin, Technology Director – ISO Information Systems, Inspira Health Network

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