CYBERSECURITY: Preparing for and Responding to a Data Breach


Preparing for and Responding to a Data Breach

Have a written plan, implement it in a timely manner and communicate with your patients

ASCs are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Surgery centers collect and store vast amounts of sensitive personal information. This is highly valued as it can be used for identity theft, blackmail and extortion. In addition, ASCs are appealing because of their size. Larger organizations tend to invest heavily in cybersecurity measures. ASCs, however, have comparatively smaller budgets for information technology (IT), including cybersecurity. With fewer resources dedicated to IT security, ASCs lack enterprise-type security measures and are more vulnerable to a security breach.

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