The Business Case for Healthcare Cybersecurity

The protection of sensitive information covered by the HIPAA Security Rule—such as protected health information (PHI)9 and personally identifiable information (PII) as described in NIST Special Publication 800-112,10 Australia’s Privacy Act of 1988,11 and the European Union member states’ directive 2002/58/EC on E-Privacy12—and the protection of digital devices used in healthcare are obviously important. Countries around the world are engaged in developing healthcare cybersecurity regulations because they are concerned about protecting the lives of their citizens, saving billions of dollars, and protecting the reputation of their public and private healthcare organizations.

If safeguarding sensitive ...

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