STATE OF HEALTHCARE SECURITY 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

MOVING FORWARD: SETTING THE DIRECTION

CynergisTek’s third annual report, our analysts combed through data of the nearly 300 assessments performed in 2019. The data provides a detailed report on the state of healthcare security in 2019, as well as what we expect healthcare will need to consider in our next normal as we come out of COVID-19.

Our report revealed that only 44% of providers across the continuum, including hospital and health systems, conformed to protocols outlined by NIST CSF, with scores in some cases trending backwards since 2017. The report also includes expertise and analysis from CynergisTek’s thought leaders, as well as proven best practices for strengthening privacy and security controls at healthcare organizations.

Moving Forward: Setting the Direction
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STATE OF HEALTHCARE SECURITY 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

MOVING FORWARD: SETTING THE DIRECTION

CynergisTek’s third annual report, our analysts combed through data of the nearly 300 assessments performed in 2019. The data provides a detailed report on the state of healthcare security in 2019, as well as what we expect healthcare will need to consider in our next normal as we come out of COVID-19.

Our report revealed that only 44% of providers across the continuum, including hospital and health systems, conformed to protocols outlined by NIST CSF, with scores in some cases trending backwards since 2017. The report also includes expertise and analysis from CynergisTek’s thought leaders, as well as proven best practices for strengthening privacy and security controls at healthcare organizations.

Moving Forward: Setting the Direction
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OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cybersecurity

CynergisTek’s services include expert advice and guidance, unbiased assessments, and practical deliverables and reports. We also provide program development resources, remediation, and strategic staffing for various roles to help mature and manage security programs.

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“Security has become a necessary and critical strategic pillar for our organization, and it is too broad and complex for a provider organization to keep up with on their own. Having a partner like CynergisTek with depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise is a crucial asset for our organization. I can’t imagine navigating these issues without them.”

John Mangona, Vice President, Chief Information & Compliance Officer, Saratoga Hospital

Privacy

CynergisTek can assess your privacy program against regulations and best practices; offer advisory services from a team of experts; and help understand the realities of handling privacy incidents, investigations, and breaches. Strategic sourcing of privacy staffing resources is also an option to obtain privacy expertise without the overhead costs of hiring an internal resource.

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“CynergisTek’s Privacy Program Assessment helped us address the complex mix of privacy requirements that includes policies, procedures, and awareness, allowing us to improve the overall effectiveness of our privacy program.”

Andrea TenBrink, Privacy Officer, Asante

Compliance

CynergisTek supports clients through breach investigations and regulatory compliance reviews. We also conduct mock assessments and exercises that mirror the actual processes and timelines.

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“CynergisTek’s OCR Mock Audit service helped us prepare for the OCR HIPAA audit process immensely. We worked at our own pace to identify and address any gaps that may have been problematic down the line and received actionable insights from CynergisTek for improving our overall security posture. Today, we feel more confident than ever in our ability to respond to an audit.”

Daniel Bowden, CISO, University of Utah Health Care

Medical Device Security

CynergisTek’s medical device security services help multiple stakeholders including, IT, Security, and Clinical Engineering understand the number and type of medical devices connected to the network, those that contain ePHI, and the security vulnerabilities of these devices.

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“If a biomedical device is compromised or taken offline by a hacker, that poses a significant safety threat as providers may be unable to deliver the care a patient needs, putting the patient’s life in danger. Given the crucial role biomedical devices play in delivering patient care, it is critical that healthcare organizations take proactive steps to address the risks and vulnerabilities associated with these devices.”

David Finn, Executive Vice President, CynergisTek

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Awards & Recognition

Best in KLAS 2017
CIO Bulletin 10 Best Cybersecurity Companies
Most Trustworthy Companies 2018
Black Book Rankings 2019
30 Most Valuable Companies 2019

Industry Associations

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Endorsements

CynergisTek is a proud sponsor of the CyberPatriot Program, as well as proud to endorse Leadership in Healthcare Privacy and Security Risk Management Professional Certificate Program offered through the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

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