Table-Top Privacy Breach Fire Drill | Episode #099

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Table-Top Privacy Breach Fire Drill

Table-top privacy breach fire drills are a cost-effective way to prepare for a privacy and security incident in your healthcare organization. You (should) have a written privacy breach incident response plan in your healthcare practice. Have you practiced your response plan lately?

A table-top privacy breach fire drill allows your incident response team to practice their skills and rehearse their skills in a controlled exercise.

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How To Use The Table-Top Privacy Breach Fire Drill Technique

The goal of a privacy breach fire drill is to develop your playbook so you can spring into action during similar privacy and security incidents.

Gather your incident response team to take virtual steps to respond to your privacy incident scenario.

Identify how you could prevent an incident like this scenario. Which of these action steps can you can take now to prevent a similar scenario in your organization.

Show Notes

Recorded: February 23, 2021

00:38  Introduction Jean L. Eaton

00:45  Find an example.

Saskatchewan IPC finds ransomware attack results in one of the largest privacy breaches in this province involving citizens’ most sensitive data. January 8, 2021 – Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner.

04:15  4 Step Response Plan

05:20  Step 1 Contain the Breach

05:50  Step 2 Evaluate the Risks

06:54  Step 3 Notify

07:19  Step 4 Prevent The Breach From Happening Again


When we know better, we can do better…

I’ve helped hundreds of healthcare practices prevent privacy breach pain like this. If you would like to discuss how I can help your practice, just send me an email. I am here to help you protect your practice.

How to Manage a Privacy Breach with Confidence

The 4 Step Response Plan will help you with prevent privacy breach pain and give you the tips, templates, training, and tools that you can use right away to prepare your privacy breach response plan:

In the world of privacy breaches ‘If’ has become ‘When’. Will you be ready?


Click here for more information on the on-line 4 Step Response Plan course available now!

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Jean L. Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach
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with Information Managers Ltd.