When almost one-half of the U.S. population has been a victim of a data security breach, it is an epidemic that can and will hit any healthcare provider. Cybercrime is the new healthcare crisis.
The scale and intensity of healthcare related cybercrime is a critical and growing threat to the US medical system. Organizations such as UCLA Health Systems, Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst and many others have announced major breaches, and the records show that approximately one-half of the U.S. population has been a victim of a data security breach. Cybercrime is an epidemic that can and will hit any healthcare provider that cannot keep pace with the latest threats.
The New Healthcare Crisis: Cybercrime, Data Breaches And The Risks To Patient Records
Our white paper details the scope of the current challenge to protect patient records and five issues security managers need to consider in developing a stronger security profile. In this paper you'll learn about the extent that the healthcare industry is under attack, just how big the challenge is to protect patient records, and what specific issues security managers need to consider in developing a security profile for the organization.
Providing security for healthcare organizations is an important but daunting task for an organization’s security administration. The responsibilities of protecting PHI – both at rest and in motion – as well as the costs of a breach, are greater for the healthcare industry than any other. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) - a response to the digitization of patient records - requires regulations to secure sensitive health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule ensures the privacy of individually identifiable health information, called Protected Health Information (PHI).
A subcategory of "electronic" protected healthcare information (e-PHI) was emerged along with a number of additional required safeguards. Information security managers and CISOs alike are now concerned with providing the following technical safeguards:
Technical policies and procedures that require authorization to access electronic protected health information (e-PHI).
Hardware, software, and/or procedural mechanisms to record and examine access and other activity in information systems that contain or use e-PHI.
Policies and procedures to ensure that e-PHI is not improperly altered or destroyed, as well as electronic verification methods.
Technical security measures that guard against unauthorized access to e-PHI available over an electronic network.
These standards coupled with significant civil penalties have failed to deliver on the promise of protecting e-PHI:
- 45% of Americans have had sensitive health information compromised via cyberattack
- Within the past five years, 143 million patient records have been breached (over a third of a of 318.9 million Americans)
- 64% of healthcare organizations have experienced an external cyberattack during the last twelve months
HIPAA - Data Security And Privacy Compliance
This white paper examines the data security and privacy compliance requirements of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the purpose and objectives of specific portions of the Act related to information security, and the privacy of data transfers and communications. You'll learn how iSheriff Cloud Security enables organizations to meet HIPAA compliance requirements with technology and real-time data identification.
iSheriff Secures Healthcare Organizations
Today, numerous leading healthcare providers including North Ohio Heart Center, Scotland Memorial Hospital, Bay Area Medical Center, Archcare, and Carteret General Hospital rely on iSheriff to protect patient data and enhance their information security.
iSheriff delivers a very clear value proposition to healthcare providers. We provide an integrated cloud security solution to protect your organization’s devices. With iSheriff you can upgrade from older appliance based security point products to take advantage of the power of the cloud. All your security policies can be managed in a single console. All your security is kept up to date. On all your devices, on the network and off. So you save time and money – an 80% cost of ownership improvement. And you get an industry-leading solution that has been called “ahead of its competitors”.
Four Benefits of iSheriff Cloud Security: Scalable. Powerful. Pervasive. And a great Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
- Scalable. We give you the power of massive data-center resources and real-time security analytics to protect all your devices, and we can scale from protecting just a few endpoints in one location to thousands of Internet-enabled devices across your organization.
- Powerful. Our platform integrates advanced real-time anti-malware, secure web filtering, and email protection to identify and block today’s complex attacks in the cloud, before they ever reach your network or endpoint devices.
- Pervasive. iSheriff protects all traffic, all users and all devices - wherever they happen to be and however they happen to be connected to the Internet; there are no security or compliance gaps.
- Great TCO. iSheriff is a Security-as-a-Service platform, so there is no hardware or software to install, operate, maintain, or upgrade - IT resources can focus on value-added tasks and overall total cost of ownership can be reduced by up to 80%.
iSheriff is a leading cloud-based, enterprise device security platform used by more than 3,000 organizations around the world – including XX healthcare providers. iSheriff’s global cloud network, award winning security, and SaaS delivery model, provide a single security platform and management console to protect all enterprise devices – including laptops, servers, tablets, point of sale devices, industrial equipment and emerging “internet of things” technologies. iSheriff has been recognized by leading analysts and industry publications, including SC Magazine, Network Computing, IDC, InfoTech Research and CSO Outlook. In February 2015, VB100 named iSheriff the most effective solution against new and emerging malware.