Rethink healthcare cybersecurity
The Internet of Things (IoT) and connected healthcare bring huge opportunities for healthcare organizations, but they also raise major new challenges related to security and data privacy. Complacency with cybersecurity practices can put cybersecurity programs at risk.1 It’s appropriate – and necessary – to review policies and procedures in light of best practices:
- Augment your program with guidance from the Cybersecurity Act of 2015
- Use a managed detection and response service for 24x7 endpoint visibility
- Implement micro-segmentation strategies to limit bad actors’ lateral movement
- Conduct security evaluations of new devices before you connect them to your network
Focus on risk reduction not checklists
Meeting HIPAA requirements is important, but compliance alone leaves your organization vulnerable. Stay ahead of threats, including ransomware attacks and email phishing against connected medical devices, by assessing and addressing risk.
Solve the problem of unsecure IoMT devices
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has the potential to improve patient care and experience, reduce human error and lower costs. Unfortunately, many IoMT devices don’t come with built-in security. To combat this, consider isolating your medical device environment – and employing 24x7 monitoring so any suspicious activity is identified, blocked and remediated quickly
Strengthen clinic and hospital cybersecurity on any budget
Healthcare budgets are notoriously tight, leaving few funds to update cybersecurity technology and hire staff. Even critical access hospitals may forego redundant systems and connect to the outside world by a single firewall. Managed security services provide cyber-experts, technology and incident response at a price your organization can absorb.