Top computer security risks for healthcare

Computer theft recovery firm assesses common IT asset problems


5. Reluctance to Create a Data Breach Policy

Few healthcare facilities have 'nightmare scenario' policies in place should a data breach occur. In the event of a data breach, there should be a standard procedure in place for timely notification of supervisors, law enforcement, patients and the media. In a data breach situation, computer theft recovery software solutions such as Computrace have the capability to remotely delete sensitive files, track lost or stolen computers and partner with local law enforcement to recover them.

SecurityInfoWatch.com recently addressed some of these topics in our SIW Radio podcast series. See Episode 23: Mobile Device Security for IT security consultant Kevin Beaver's analysis of common problems plaguing mobile devices in the corporate setting.