With consumer data privacy in focus, making the case for NIST in healthcare

As states continue to enact their own privacy laws and Congress forges ahead with discussions of a federal privacy law, healthcare entities must prioritize coordination between privacy and security offices and look to NIST rather than The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements to strengthen their cyber posture and ensure compliance.

As Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance for CynergisTek, sees it, the existing challenges with HIPAA compliance and current state regulations will only compound further as regulating bodies continue to strengthen existing consumer data privacy laws.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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