Medical Network Security
How we can help
Medical networks house all kinds of valuable information such as personal information, medical history, prescribed medications, employee information, and intellectual property. Because of this information, strict regulations such as HIPAA, HiTech, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules have been put in place to certify that the patient information and the systems storing, have access to, and create patient information are secure and uncompromised; that your medical network security can verify network integrity.
Most of the medical devices used have no security built into their applications at all. These devices can range from simple office devices like printers or tablets all the way to imaging, vital measuring instruments, and surgery tools. Many of these devices are silent entry points into a network. Because they’re undervalued assets that more than likely aren’t secured means someone can enter in the devices IP address and walk right into your network without detection. Other hardware such as computers, network peripherals, and software can be susceptible to a targeted attack. These attacks can be used to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access.
Once connected attackers can start the process of infiltrating the rest of the network by gaining administrator privileges and silently moving around the network undetected. This brings us to the question, of how do you protect and monitor against targeted attacks like the one described making sure you’re compliant along the way.
Blackthorn Secure is an expert resource to have on your side when it comes to your medical network security and compliance. Our security analysts are constantly analyzing traffic for threats, behavior anomalies, and vulnerabilities. If keeping a real time eye on your network 24 hours a day 7 days a week is your goal Blackthorn is the solution for you.
Types of medical facilities we help:
- Surgery Centers
- Plastic Surgeon
- Family Physicians
- And more!
Don’t fall victim to unprotected patient information loss. Last year medical and healthcare facilities made up 36.5% of reported data breaches. The government continues to tighten cyber security regulations; in spite of this attackers will not abandon their efforts to compromise these valuable networks. Compliance in the healthcare industry has never been more needed with today’s threats become increasingly more sophisticated.
Let Blackthorn Secure be your guide to HIPAA compliance.