Alaap Shah, Brian Hedgeman Quoted in “Healthcare Organizations Confront Data Breaches Head On”


Alaap B. Shah and Brian Hedgeman, attorneys in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in HealthTech, in "Healthcare Organizations Confront Data Breaches Head On," by Gienna Shaw.

Following is an excerpt:

Though cloud-based and AI technologies are advancing, an equally important part of a well-rounded protection strategy includes a team of highly-skilled and educated security specialists to oversee it. It’s important that these individuals are able to “make critical, real-time decisions where automation cannot resolve a cybersecurity issue,” wrote Brian Hedgeman and Alaap B. Shah of law firm Epstein Becker Green in a post on Lexology.

Today’s phishing emails and fake websites can fool even the experts, which is why hospital IT departments are really stepping up their hiring and education efforts.

In fact, email continues to be the most frequently reported initial point of compromise for the healthcare industry, according to the HIMSS 2019 Cybersecurity Survey, with 59 percent of all organizations surveyed saying they had experienced a breach within the past 12 months that started with phishing.

Related reading:

Health Law Advisor, "Artificial Intelligence: A Potential Cybersecurity Safeguard or Viable Threat to the Healthcare Industry?" by Alaap B. Shah, Brian Hedgeman.