WHITE PAPER: 2019 | The Year of Metamorphosis for Healthcare Data Security
In the world of nature, metamorphosis is the development process that most insects experience on their way to full maturity. Like insects, healthcare organizations are complex creatures grappling for survival against a wide array of predators seeking to impair, consume or destroy them. Insects approach security challenges by using metamorphosis and adaptation to strengthen their defenses and escape harm.
Healthcare security and compliance professionals can benefit from understanding the metamorphosis of a security program from its inception to full maturity. Healthcare information security functions have had to make substantive adaptations leading into 2019 to protect data and healthcare entities.
This white paper looks at the stages of healthcare security program maturity as well as methods to adapt and make programs more secure.
♦ Metamorphosis, adaptation and maturation of data security programs:
→ The Egg Stage: Beginning
→ The Nymph Stage: showing varying levels of maturity
→ The Adult Stage: fully mature and adaptable
♦ Predators to data security and adaptive defense strategies
♦ Impact of data sprawl due to cloud storage and third-party risk management
♦ Adapting to the changing regulatory ecosystem (OCR, GDPR, etc.)
The mysterious world of insect survival boils down to two key activities: adaptation and maturation.
Metamorphosis allows insects to become more adaptable to successfully face predators. Likewise, healthcare data security professionals must adapt and evolve data security programs to successfully fight off predators of sensitive patient data.