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Strategic Cybersecurity Breach Protection and Incident Response
Guidance and Resources for Health Centers

Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data

Resource Subtopic: Privacy and Security.

Keywords: Privacy/Protected Health Information (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)).

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Other.

Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This is Part 2 of HITEQ's Health Center Defense Against the Dark Web presentation series. This presentation provides general knowledge about breach mitigation and planning strategies for incident response.

Resource Details: General cybersecurity guidance would suggest that Health IT breach should not be considered a matter of “if”, but rather a matter of “when”. How an organization prepares and responds to an episode of breach is just as important as defending itself from breach. Unfortunately, Health Centers are perceived as a domain with high potential for data breach, and consequently it is critical for Health Center leadership to embrace breach mitigation and incident response planning across their entire organization vs being a matter to be addressed by their Health IT team. Breach can occur through both internal and external network leaks, through malware such as ransomware and through physical means on site. This is Part 2 of the Health Center Defense Against the Dark Web presentation series. This presentation provides general knowledge about breach mitigation and planning strategies for incident response.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.