4-1 Discussion: Unauthorized Use

Cybersecurity crimes are on the rise. Discuss recommendations you might make to your director to protect Mercy Vale’s computer systems from unauthorized use by people who might be walking by a computer in the hospital.

Consider the following:

  • How would you conduct an analysis of security threats and areas of vulnerability?
  • What strategies would you propose to protect your system from external attacks through a network?
  • What is the role of a VPN in allowing physicians to access the EHR from home?
  • How can you maximize protection in this situation? How can audit tools be designed to maximize protection?

After you post your initial response, react to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Provide feedback on your peers’ recommendations. Consider how the recommendations might be improved or strengthened. You might also provide examples of protecting data from your professional experience. What works well in your organization?

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.