Compliance with HIPAA does not guarantee the security of sensitive health data. However, strong security can lead to good regulatory compliance. The challenge lies in the disconnect between information security and compliance teams. To bridge this gap, healthcare executives should document security efforts, align risk assessments with regulators’ expectations, and understand the level of detail regulators require in policies and procedures.
The growing integration of digital systems into critical infrastructure opens up new vulnerabilities to cyber threats. High interconnectivity between various national infrastructure systems (transport, healthcare,