Healthcare is one of the hardest-hit industries when it comes to data breaches. Healthcare providers (HCPs) and industry partners process significant amounts of data that is both attractive and valuable to cyber criminals.
Furthermore, the sector depends on its workforce to provide vital care, which is only possible when information is shared and available at the point of delivery. This is not exclusive to doctors and nurses. Pharmacies, rehabilitation care, social care, medical research and pharmaceuticals all rely on this data being available to individuals delivering their services. Most data breaches occur as a result of human error, so when the number of individuals handling data increases, so do the potential risks.
To address the rising threat of data breaches across all sectors, new compliance requirements which aim to harmonise and improve data security practices. The most prominent of these is the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), although many organisations will also need to comply with the NIS Regulations (the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018) and healthcare must address the new DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit.
Providing adequate levels of training to staff is vital to address the practicalities of information security and avoid the risk of non-compliance.
ISO 27001 training
ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving ISO 27001 certification provides an independent, expert verification that your organisation’s information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives.
Implementing an ISO 27001-accredited ISMS requires a member of your team to be trained in the Standard and to understand how to implement it.
IT Governance is responsible for the world’s first accredited programme of ISO 27001 education and currently offers the largest portfolio of ISO 27001 classroom and Live Online training courses in the world.
The GDPR provides a single, harmonised data privacy law for the EU. To ensure effective compliance, all organisations need people in place who understand the GDPR’s requirements and can plan how to address this in the context of the organisation.
IT Governance’s GDPR Foundation IT Governance’s Foundation and Practitioner training courses provide a comprehensive introduction to the Regulation, and a practical guide to planning, implementing and maintaining a GDPR compliance programme.
Delivered by an experienced data protection consultant, the courses are built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience advising on implementing compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards such as ISO 27001.