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Why You Could Be Liable for Your Vendors' Breaches

 

Vendors always attempt to position themselves as a partner and a friend. The vendor relationship can sometimes get confusing and cause frustration around expectations, and one of those expectations is protecting data. So, the Vendor Relationship: BFFs? or Covered Entity and Business Associate?

It’s enough stress on CIOs and IT Directors to worry about a breach occurring in their own organization; but add to that stress the concern of being responsible as well, if a breach happens at one of their vendors. It can be overwhelming!

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How Beaufort Memorial Hospital Handles Vendor Risk Management

Recently, Ed Ricks, CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital had an interview with Marianne Kolbasuk McGee with HealthcareInfo Security.

It is a very relevant and timely discussion since The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' "wall of shame" website shows that business associates have been culprits in at least 17 percent of breaches affecting 500 or more individuals.

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