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Paula Sanders and Cindy Haines Present on Identifying and Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats at PACAH Spring Conference on April 19 

On April 19, 2022, Paula G. Sanders, Cynthia A. Haines, and Ethan Nicholson, Claims Representative 2 - PCoRP and PELICAN County Commissioners Association of PA, presented, " Identifying and Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats," at the Pennsylvania Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare & Living Communities (PACAH) 2022 Spring Conference. 

The presentation discussed how to protect electronic health records and other confidential data. Health care facilities are increasingly the targets of cyber criminals. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities do not always have dedicated IT professionals but still need to adopt security practices and technical solutions needed to defend sensitive data against intentional and unintentional threats.

The presenters discussed:

  • How to recognize, prevent and mitigate threats, including loss or theft of equipment, ransomware attacks, hacking, and email phishing.
  • When incidents and breaches may be reportable under federal and state requirements.
  • Crucial risk management for cyberthreats: staff training, computer security practices, hardware and software solutions, and cyber insurance.