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OCR issues cybersecurity best practices for health care orgs

Health care organizations may reduce the risk of compromising electronic protected health information and avoid paying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act fines resulting from data breaches by implementing data encryption tools, according to the HHS' Office for Civil Rights' October cybersecurity newsletter. The agency also recommends providing cybersecurity training for employees, setting up network devices and software properly, implementing audit logs of system and network activity, and reviewing those logs regularly.

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