Working with healthcare professionals and helping them to secure their data, we understand your need to protect your organisation’s highly sensitive and personal information. This requires Healthcare Cybersecurity to be flexible so as to encourage and not destroy the collaborative healthcare environment.
You require solutions to secure data both at rest or in transit and that are flexible, transparent to applications and able to accommodate the complex medical systems environment.
Healthcare institutions and Data
Healthcare institutions typically store and process multiple kinds of data, ranging from images and emails to medical records, personal correspondence and even payment information. This healthcare data, much of which is subject to GDPR compliance or other privacy mandates, is stored on multiple devices in multiple locations, runs on multiple operating systems and is accessed by multiple users in multiple environments from public areas to doctors consulting rooms.
Given the frequently urgent nature of the medical environment, staff require immediate access to data across a range of devices and applications. IT managers in the Healthcare sector are tasked with ensuring that clinicians, researchers and patients can access medical records, with no degradation in system performance.
According to Reuters, medical records are worth 10 times the value of a stolen credit card numbers. The data for sale includes names, birth dates, policy numbers, diagnosis codes and billing information. Fraudsters use this data to create fake IDs to buy medical equipment or drugs that can be resold, or they combine a patient number with a false provider number and file made-up claims with insurers.
As attackers increase their sophistication, healthcare organisations must strengthen and broaden their security and compliance efforts. The unprecedented sharing of data across clinical applications, devices and facilities expand the potential surface attack area – and the security manager’s challenges.
How we can help with Healthcare Cybersecurity
At Digital Pathways we have a range of solutions that can provide you with controls of your data without breaking any of your organisation’s processes or introducing complex technical procedures that may hamper your quality of care.
Our experience has shown that some key data security areas within the medical sector are Multi-Factor Authentication which is a requirement for the HIPPA compliance and requires the user to have another form of authentication over the standard password. Our page on Access control is a broad topic defined as the mechanisms that govern access to resources and provides you with all the options available from Digital Pathways.
Another critical data protection requirement within the medical sector is Data Encryption. Encryption is the most effective way to improve data security and at Digital Pathways we have a wide range of solutions to meet your particular data encryption needs.
If you are looking for a solution provider to give you sound advice call us to see how we may help.