Vendor Security Management

New, Tips, and Best Practices Related to Vendor Security Management and Preventing Third Party Breaches

  • Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    CynergisTek's second annual report analyzed the results of assessments at hundreds of healthcare organizations against NIST CSF and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

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  • A Summer of Data Breach Discontent

    A Summer of Data Breach Discontent

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  • Managing Third Party Risk: CynergisTek’s Vendor Security Management0:32

    Managing Third Party Risk: CynergisTek’s Vendor Security Management

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  • Learn How to Better Assess Your Vendors' Security Risk

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  • Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

    Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

    CynergisTek's Senior Director, Security Services Operations David Rauschendorfer recently wrote a blog post describing several steps healthcare organizations should take to manage potential third-part

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  • The Top 20 Security Vulnerabilities Healthcare Organizations Should Address

    The Top 20 Security Vulnerabilities Healthcare Organizations Should Address

    This checklist describes the top vulnerabilities we have found in healthcare organizations along with the action items that should be taken to address them.

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  • Vendor Security Management

    Vendor Security Management

    CynergisTek offers a Vendor Security Management program that regularly assesses, monitors, and manages your vendors and requires each one to attest on the record to their compliance.

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  • Investigating and Assessing Incidents Reported by a Vendor1:01:23

    Investigating and Assessing Incidents Reported by a Vendor

    What would you do if one of your third-party vendors compromised your patients’ health information? Not your problem, right? Wrong. Even though the third party potentially breached your patients’ sens

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  • Health System Seeks Patients' Help to Mitigate Email Mishap

    Health System Seeks Patients' Help to Mitigate Email Mishap

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  • Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Vendor Risk Management Program

    Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Vendor Risk Management Program

    Each third-party vendor relationship comes with a selection of risks that must be recognized in time. These third-party vendor risks are usually multi-dimensional because they extend across other...

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  • Business associates: Have you really integrated them into your risk profile?

    Business associates: Have you really integrated them into your risk profile?

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  • Improving Readiness: Meeting Cyber Threats | 2018 Annual Report

    Improving Readiness: Meeting Cyber Threats | 2018 Annual Report

    Our report aggregated data from assessments performed in 2017 at hundreds of healthcare organizations across the nation to reveal an average 45 percent conformance with NIST CSF.

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  • OCR Enforcement Actions: Prioritize HIPAA Security & Vendor Management Requirements

    OCR Enforcement Actions: Prioritize HIPAA Security & Vendor Management Requirements

    Thus far in 2017, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that they have negotiated settlements or levied penalties in seven cases that have resulted in covered entities and business...

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  • Business Associate Risks in Healthcare

    Business Associate Risks in Healthcare

    Business associates pose one of the top security threats to healthcare organizations. Our infographic highlights several statistics that illustrate this.

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  • How to Develop a Diligent Vendor Management Program

    How to Develop a Diligent Vendor Management Program

    Written by Amanda C. McGrath, Privacy Consultant at CynergisTek, Inc. HIPAA covered entities face numerous challenges in managing business partner relationships. Entities must identify every...

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  • Tips for Better Vendor Management

    Tips for Better Vendor Management

    “A Few Steps for Better Vendor Management: A Lifecycle Approach to Vendor Security” Written by Mac McMillan for Becker’s Hospital Review CynergisTek CEO, Mac McMillan recently wrote an article for...

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