Watch those laptops!
- Published: March 19, 2019
A recent study of healthcare by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI) points to laptops as a major threat to privacy and security breaches within health-related organizations. And yes, that includes residential providers and small practices.
It's no surprise. Because they are portable, laptops can easily be lost or stolen -- often causing a breach of privacy. In some cases -- including within the I/DD sector -- the devices can be accessed remotely and used to access private health information.
Be extremely cautious in the use of laptops within your organizations. First, know where all these devices are, and where they are stored and to where they may be transported. Then put protections in place to the best of your ability. Call us if you need help.