Organizations of all sizes and industries face increasing challenges in safeguarding vast amounts of sensitive data, with Health Care being no different. The loss of Protected Health Information (PHI) incurs not only heavy fines and brand damage, but potentially everlasting damage to affected patients.
According to the Ponemon Institute: The average total cost of a data breach went up 6.8% in 2018 for an average cost of $3.86 million. The financial burden shouldered by these businesses, is why we do our best to get out in front of an attack by being proactive rather than reactive. A mature and resilient security posture can only be achieved by taking the necessary precautions, having the proper controls in place, and relying on industry experts.
Security Challenges Faced by Healthcare Organizations
A dedicated, persistent, and sophisticated attacker is attracted to valuable medical and identity information, and won’t be thwarted easily, which is why an organization must remain vigilant. Complex and vast regulatory expectations require increased focus and budget dollars to comply with HIPAA security and privacy requirements. Without a strong security program in place, it becomes increasingly likely that a successful attack against your organization is on the horizon.
Reduce Your Threat Level and Enhance Your Security Posture
Healthcare organizations need to manage a constantly evolving IT environment and threat landscape. Understanding the exposure of not only their physical environment, but virtual networks, cloud services, mobile devices, medical devices, and web applications can be quite daunting. Risks need to be identified and prioritized as they emerge based on the specific requirement of the organization.
Secure Ideas Has Solutions to Help
The first step in finding a solution is to be cognizant of the current situation. A security architecture review takes a collaborative approach in understanding the vast IT architecture that exists and reasons for various design decisions. We’ll work with your organization to both identify and control vulnerabilities or gaps that exist within configuration issues, policies, procedures, and controls. Crafted from decades of experience, our services are specifically designed to not only identify vulnerabilities, but to provide actionable recommendations and to promote a Security State of Mind.
Find Secure Ideas at HIMSS:
If you’ll be attending HIMSS February 11-15th, and would like to stop by our booth for a more in depth conversation on ways we can assist your organization, we’d be happy to speak with you further. You can find us at: Booth #6485
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Professionally Evil Insights authored by Andrew Kates. Read the original post at: https://blog.secureideas.com/2019/02/himss-2019-champions-of-security-unite.html