Robert Hudock Quoted in “5 Hot Topics in Cybersecurity”

Wolters Kluwer Health Law Daily

Robert J. Hudock, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Wolters Kluwer Health Law Daily, in the Strategic Perspectives column titled “5 Hot Topics in Cycbersecurity.”

Following is an excerpt:

CEs and BAs should expect the OCR to continue to review their risk analyses and subsequent mitigation strategies. Robert Hudock of Epstein Becker Green suggests that practitioners refer to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-30, Revision 1, for guidance in conducting risk assessments, which he considers the “gold standard” with respect to guidance.

Hudock noted, “Over the past year it has been clear that hacking and advance persistent threats represent the greatest risk to PHI, much more than lost devices.” As a result, he anticipates that entities will begin to utilize datacentric security models in 2016, which assume that networks will be compromised and implement safeguards to protect data when a compromise occurs.