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HHS Warns of Insider Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare, Including Dentistry


The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a warning about the risk of insider threats to healthcare providers’ cybersecurity on April 21, 2022. The HHS defines an insider threat as: “a person within a healthcare organization, or a contractor, who has access to assets or inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data, and computer systems. The person could use this information in a way that negatively impacts the organization.” These “insiders” have the potential to engage in fraud, steal data, and vandalize computer systems. The HHS offers strategies to help medical and dental organizations protect themselves against such threats. Click here to read more: Click here to read more.

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