How ISO 27001 Can Protect Medical Organizations from Cyber Threats
Although cyber attacks are a commonality in the retail and banking industries, the threat appears to be rapidly spreading to other sectors. Due to the significant threat cyber attacks pose on consumers, it is important, if not necessary, for organizations to do everything they can to protect private information. One of the things companies can do to safeguard themselves is obtain an ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is an information security management systems standard that provides organizations of any size and industry a framework for securing and protecting confidential and sensitive data.
Recently, healthcare organizations have become targets of cyber attacks, leaving the public concerned about the privacy of their medical records. Hackers use the confidential information to falsely bill hospitals and patients for procedures or expensive medical equipment, which they can then resell. Due to the fact that many healthcare organizations are making the switch to digital record keeping, or using archaic software. This leaves them particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks. ISO 27001 can help healthcare organizations identify and alleviate areas of risk, guard confidential medical records, and let the public know that their confidentiality is taken seriously.
With such serious security risks present in the healthcare industry, the next rational step would be for the government to start implementing stricter regulations. With an ISO 27001 certification, your company will not only be prepared for these imminent regulations, but also set an example industry wide.
Organizations of any type and size can benefit from an ISO 27001 certification. Assure your clients that you care for their safety and confidentiality by taking every precaution necessary through ISO 27001. Contact Perry Johnson Registrars, a full-service registrar that carries multiple international accreditations, at (248) 358-3388 for additional details on how we can help you achieve an ISO 27001 certification, and protect your organizations brand.