If the NotPetya virus taught health care organizations anything, it was that having a backup plan in place should be a top priority.
Health care organizations across the country watched as the NotPetya virus crippled Nuance customers this summer, creating havoc within many HIM departments. Whether hospitals and health systems dealt with this latest virus firsthand or monitored others who did via media reports, experts say all should take this as the most recent reason to reassess cybersecurity practices.
While no measure can eliminate the possibility of a cyberattack, a solid backup plan can ensure organizations are ready to deal with a worst-case scenario such as when health care documentation is completely unavailable. In today's climate, being proactive to address such cyberthreats is an absolute imperative.
The Makings of a Sound Backup Plan
While testing is crucial, it's not easy, a reason many organizations may be tempted to skip the process. Don't, cautions Avani Desai, CISSP, CISA, CIA, CSA, CCSK, CIPP, principal and executive vice president of Schellman & Company, an independent security and privacy compliance assessor.
"The most important step is to make sure that backups are tested frequently because you need to be able to fully restore any loss of data"
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