Cybersecurity: Mitigate Against Hacking, Ransomware, and Data Breach Risks

Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year and causes organizations to devote substantial time and resources to keeping their information secure. This is even more important for healthcare organizations, the most frequently attacked form of business. In 2015, U.S. healthcare data breaches cost companies an average of $363 per record—the highest of any industry. The Doctors Company's expert resources can help protect healthcare organizations and physician practices from this emerging area of risk.

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  • Prevent a cyberattack.
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Cybersecurity and Data Breaches
This CME on-demand course provides vital information to reduce chances of data breaches and avoid the threat of a cyberattack. Learn how to mitigate risks, monitor security, avoid penalties for noncompliance, and respond appropriately in the event of a cyberattack.

Feb. 7, 2017
Ransomware: Tactics for Defense and Response
Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations, especially ransomware attacks, are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated as criminals seek to exploit a lucrative market for personal health information (PHI).

May 6, 2016
Seven Tips to Help Stop Ransomware
Our Chief Information Officer shares the top seven tips to help you prevent a ransomware attack.


Mar. 21, 2016
The Three Options in a Ransomware Attack: Restore if Possible, Pay, or Lose Patient Information
Ransomware is an attack where a business or individual’s computer system is held hostage by cybercriminals until a ransom is paid. Hospitals, medical practices, and businesses should take full precautions to prevent a hack that results in ransomware being installed.


Mar. 25, 2015
Be Cybersecure: Protect Patient Records, Avoid Fines, and Safeguard Your Reputation
Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year, and healthcare organizations are the most frequently attacked. This article outlines steps you can take to be fully compliant with HIPAA privacy and security rules and to avoid breaches.

Sep. 2014
Healthcare Data Breaches—Risks and Mitigation Tips
In today’s changing practice environment, healthcare data breaches have become a question of “when,” not “if.” A data breach can lead to millions of dollars in unexpected expenses, as well as lawsuits and regulatory investigations.


Oct. 13, 2014
Case Studies: Healthcare Data Breach Risks
The healthcare industry suffers more data breaches than any other business segment—a total of 51 percent of all breaches. This video presents an overview of the cybersecurity threats facing healthcare organizations and what they can do to mitigate their risk.

Handling Protected Health Information? Make Sure You’re Cybersecure
Healthcare entities are the most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Learn how to protect your practice from a breach and ensure HIPAA compliance.


Additional Cybersecurity Resources


American Hospital Association
Cybersecurity Resources


National Institute of Standards
Cybersecurity Framework




Cyber Liability Protection for Members

Medical malpractice insurance from The Doctors Company automatically includes CyberGuard® cyber liability coverage, which protects doctors against regulatory and liability claims arising from the theft, loss, or accidental transmission of patient or financial information, as well as the cost of data recovery.

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