Much of the work I do is on the state level, dealing with areas related to Medicaid. Our clients encounter high-security level information on a daily basis. They handle individuals’ personal information to test new systems or as validation of data exchanges with external entities.
It’s vital that anyone involved with these organizations and the use of sensitive or confidential data be well-versed and knowledgeable about cybersecurity. Even foundational knowledge helps clients to stay focused on the needs of the project rather than be distracted by possible security issues when allowing vendors access to recipient data. Clients and vendors should always be vigilant and expect the unexpected.