Jan Elezian Featured in April 2022 Issue of Compliance Today - Ransomware Response for the Board

SunHawk Consulting, LLC is excited to announce that Director Jan Elezian will be featured in the April 2022 issue of the HCCA Compliance Today Magazine! Be sure to pick up your copy of Compliance Today to read her article, Ransomware response thoughts for the board.

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Excerpt from "Ransomware response thoughts for the board"

By Jan Elezian

The recent OCR Privacy List letter[4] reminds organizations to promptly report any cybersecurity incidents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI officially recommends that organizations not give in to ransom demands[5] but off the record may tell you to pay the ransom if you cannot go without the data. However, there is no guarantee that criminals will restore the data after receiving payment or that they won’t come back for more.

Cyber insurance also isn’t a guarantee that organizations will get their money back. Restrictions in policies may restrict reimbursement, particularly if negligence is determined. Ransomware cyber insurance is typically an add-on to a cyber liability policy. It is important to notify your insurer before paying a ransom; otherwise it may not be covered.

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About the Author

Jan Elezian, MS, RHIA, CHC, CHPS


SunHawk Consulting, LLC

Jan Elezian has 40 years of Healthcare consulting experience including Health Information Management (HIM), HIPAA, Meaningful Use, Medicare/Medicaid Coding, Stark/Anti-Kickback, Research and Revenue Cycle compliance. Jan has also served in various administrative roles at integrated health systems and other healthcare providers. Jan is a Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional (CHC), a Certified Healthcare Privacy and Security Professional (CHPS), and a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

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