What is a breach or loss of data? It is the use or disclosure under the privacy rule that has compromised security of PHI where the use the may pose a risk of financial, reputational or harm to the individual (AHIMA, 2017).
The risk of data loss or breaches are at an all-time high; therefore, organization should select solutions that are based on an operational model that is for security and is risk-based with content awareness. There are several steps an organization can take for preventing these types of risk.
• A web and messaging security solutions should be combined to stop targeted attacks from hackers.
• In the process of identifying and response to a threat, secure information and a management system are needed to bring attention to suspicious activity. This works when the information can be correlated in real time.
• With the internet being everywhere organizations must have defense for more than their perimeter. They must identify and take the initiative to protect the information where it is stored, sent, and used. To reduce data loss the organization should impose unified protection policies throughout the network system.
• To prevent the loss or breach an organization should develop some implement IT policies again throughout their network. By automating regular checks on their technical controls such as passwords, firewall configurations, and patch management can reduce the risk of loss of data.
• Prevent data loss by using a software that can detect and block the exfiltration of data. With the combination of loss prevention and security management it is possible to prevent the transmission stage.
• It is important that the organization has a breach and response plan, it should be an integrated part of everyday operations. By using monitors and protection technology it will supply a continuous strategy and reduce risk that is based on what they learn about the threat and what the vulnerabilities are (Symantec, 2009).