Technology is transforming the way healthcare organizations deliver patient care. As people continue to hold their providers to a higher standard, the software behind the business is expected to achieve the same, if not more. In this customer case study with a large healthcare technology solutions company, it becomes clear how one missing piece in an application security program can severely affect an entire product line. In this particular case, we are talking about the lives of real people. But since finding ZeroNorth, the security team of this organization has been able to solve these important hurdles and move forward doing what they do best—providing excellent patient care.
Industry experts estimate the healthcare industry will suffer two to three times more cyberattacks than other sectors in 2021. Meanwhile, the average cost of a healthcare breach is $7.13 million per incident, higher than any other industry. With this in mind, consider how this healthcare technology solutions provider has unified its application security approach to effectively:
- gain AppSec visibility across all of its product lines
- manage the many security tools used to scan for vulnerabilities
- find meaningful results in the data to drive timely analysis and remediation
- align goals across both security and development teams
- accelerate high-quality software delivery
- avoid risk
Finding the Missing Piece of their Application Security Program
With tens of thousands of employees worldwide, this healthcare technology customer develops and markets diagnostic solutions used by professionals at facilities around the world. It’s no small business, and the Application Security Officer was tasked with overseeing four product lines that comprised a cloud platform and myriad healthcare applications. His team’s process for managing a large portfolio of application security tools had grown cumbersome, and they struggled with a way to successfully manage it all, not to mention find actionable results in the reams of scan data.
It was time for a new approach. For an organization with an expectation of complete product security and customer privacy, not to mention a need to meet stringent HIPAA, GDPR and US DoD compliance requirements, the need for robust application security was critical. And they’ve continued to offer excellent patient care through better security with ZeroNorth.
A Single Source of Truth for Application Security
ZeroNorth is used daily by this organization’s application security champions, composed of engineers and architects from development teams. It allows them to initiate and manage scanning directly from within their CI/ CD pipelines so development can keep coding fast. They use specific strategies to manage toolkits better without losing pace. With unprecedented visibility, ease of use and efficiency benefits, the ZeroNorth platform is helping the organization “deliver better quality products to market.”
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog | ZeroNorth authored by ZeroNorth. Read the original post at: https://www.zeronorth.io/blog/how-a-healthcare-leader-unlocked-the-secret-to-exceptional-patient-care/