Healthcare providers deal with lots of electronic Personal Health Information from patients, such as names, social security numbers and payment information. Other information such as medical records are considered as sensitive by data privacy regulation such as LGPD (Brazil) and GDPR (Europe) consider as sensitive information. In case of a data breach, healthcare providers are subject to even heavier sanctions from those data privacy laws.
Cyber criminals are targeting the healthcare sector because patient information is a valuable asset that can be easily used to commit fraud and other malicious activities. In addition, medical data has more lasting value than other types of information, and is considered sensitive personal data.
- Point products create gaps in security posture. Healthcare provider IT departments are faced with an overload of point products from a plethora of vendors. At best, IT sees individual pieces of the security puzzle – creating serious gaps in compliance with industry regulations including HIPAA, HITECH & GDPR.
- Roaming users and BYOD make the network porous. Medical professionals increasingly access sensitive patient data and related applications from mobile and roaming devices. These devices are vulnerable to malware when connected to unprotected public networks. Once the infected device returns to the provider’s network, the malware can propagate and gain access to sensitive internal systems and data.
- Healthcare providers face significant resource constraints. Healthcare IT departments tend to be small and overburdened with projects and responsibilities and operate with limited budgets
In addition to the challenges of the current landscape, new IT initiatives by the healthcare industry, which promise to enhance the quality of care, also add information security risk. Wifi-enabled devices and tablets are replacing clipboards and sheets of paper. Likewise, internet-connected devices have been introduced to patient bedsides in various forms – foetal monitors, electrocardiograms, temperature sensors, and blood glucose monitors are increasingly prevalent. These devices – and even more advanced “Internet of Things” technologies – create the same security risks as networked PCs, but have not been designed with the same information security standards in mind.
Accountability: senhasegura PAM Security Platform allows you to record, store and playback any activities that take place across your entire infrastructure be it hybrid, cloud or on premise helping with the legal requirements for compliance. Live streaming combined with behavior analytics and alerting via our Radar management enable you to drop sessions that are running.
Improve Security Posture: The core PAM solution when used with the PEDM module ensures that privileged account credentials are secured at the endpoint, dramatically reducing your attack surface.
Protect Against Insider Threats: senhasegura separates the user from privileged credentials and defines who gets access to what applications and when mitigating the insider threat.
Manage Supply Chain: senhasegura manages third party access at various levels without compromising security or their ability to do their job.
Meet Compliance Needs: Having a PAM solution controls access to resources and all national regulations mandate the ability to have this technical capability.