CynergisTek (NYSE American: CTEK), leading cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT audit firm helping organizations in highly regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, announces a one-year Vendor Security Management service agreement with a nationally recognized children’s hospital with multiple locations.
The healthcare industry relies on third-party vendors to deliver a wide range of goods and services from cleaning services to cloud storage, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, and consultants. To provide fundamental support for patient care delivery, many of these vendors, also known as Business Associates, have access to an organization’s network through API connections or share critical information including Protected Health Information (PHI). Ransomware hackers either take down a third party, causing a domino effect, or use a third party to gain access to a Covered Entity’s (providers, health plans, and clearinghouses) environment. Complete article at Yahoo News