What Are Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP)?
Any organization in the healthcare industry knows that cybersecurity is a critical component of doing business. So much so, in fact, that any enterprise handling protected health information (PHI) must implement and maintain strict cybersecurity and privacy controls to protect patient data from unauthorized disclosure.
However, understanding that HIPAA is a requirement for operation doesn’t necessarily make compliance or effective cybersecurity much easier to implement. That’s why an initiative conceived by government agencies, known as the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP), was put into action to align security along with government and industry best practices.