Mitigating Fourth-Party Cyber Risks in Healthcare

This blog post provides insights into the growing risks associated with fourth-party vendors and applications that many healthcare organizations have not yet addressed. The objective of this publication is to level set definitions for fourth-party risk, outline current risk mitigation models and challenges, and propose innovative approaches for mitigating supply chain risks that extend to fourth parties. Read More

Keep Up with CORL: Vendor Breach Digest, 3/15/22

Our Vendor Breach Digest provides a summary roll-up of major breach events for third-party vendors operating within the healthcare supply chain. Breaches covered in this release: Morley Companies, South Denver Cardiology Associates, Securitas, Priority Health, Medical Healthcare Solutions, PracticeMax, Charlotte Radiology, RR Donnelley, US Radiology Specialists, Pekin Insurance, The International Committee of the Red Cross, DataHEALTH, American Osteopathic Association, Vantage Holding Company, Crossroads Health, UMass Memorial Health, LGAA... Read More

Russia/Ukraine Cyberwar: Healthcare Vendor Risks & Response

Healthcare organizations are scrambling to adjust their cybersecurity preparation and response capabilities in the wake of potential cyberattacks stemming from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This blog post provides threat intelligence on the escalating cyberwar activities stemming from this conflict as well as recommendations for healthcare vendor risk management programs to prepare and respond to these emerging threats. Read More

Obtaining Buy-In for Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Third-party risk management breaches have been snowballing in recent months with no clear end in sight. However, too many healthcare organizations have maintained a status quo approach to their Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) and Vendor Risk Management (VRM) programs. This blog provides recommendations for delivering messaging to key stakeholder groups within healthcare entities to make the business case for further investments in third-party risk programs. Read More

Healthcare Vendor Risk Management (VRM) FAQs

Are you able to answer these questions about your vendor risk management (VRM) process? What are the most common security frameworks and standards used for healthcare VRM assessments? Does HIPAA mandate that vendors and business associates need to perform security risk assessments? Which risk management tools are most commonly deployed to support healthcare VRM programs? How do healthcare organizations drive and track remediation for vendor security risks? What are the leading practices for high-performing VRM programs? Check out our vendor risk management FAQ to answer these and other related questions. Read More

CORL Releases New NIST 800-53 Rev 5 Vendor Questionnaire

CORL is continually innovating and updating our capabilities to provide the healthcare industry’s leading Vendor Risk Management solution set. We are pleased to announce that the ​CORL Vendor Portal now includes a new NIST SP 800-53 Rev 5 Vendor Security Questionnaire. The new vendor questionnaire is 351 questions and includes the following features: Read More Partner Perspective: Health Systems Need New Approach to Managing Threat Posed by Third-Party Vendors

If cybersecurity challenges are mounting for health systems in today’s increasingly risky global environment, why would it be any different for their third-party vendors - especially the smaller ones? What’s clear is that even the largest of health systems can only be as safe as their partners. In this episode of healthsystemCIO’s Partner Perspective Series, Anthony Guerra, editor-in-chief and founder, talks with Brian Selfridge, a partner at CORL Technologies and Meditology Services, about the issue. Read More

Finishing the Job: The Importance of Validation & Remediation in VRM

At CORL, we manage Vendor Risk Management (VRM) programs for hundreds of healthcare organizations. We have learned over the years that the industry standard models for vendor risk assessments cannot scale to meet the challenges we now face to effectively mitigate the risks that vendors pose for the industry. There are a slew of new VRM technologies hitting the market that can help to accelerate communication and reporting around vendor risk management. Read More