Minimize the Risk of Patient Data Exploitation
Cyber-attackers have been hitting the healthcare industry hard because of the wealth of personal and medical data they store and process. As dynamic technologies like cloud, Web applications and IoT dramatically expand the attack surface, the discipline of Privileged Access Management becomes essential to ensure compliance and secure data access. After all, just one compromised privileged credential can lead to a major breach.
Minimize Cyber Risk Across the Modern Healthcare Attack Surface
The healthcare industry is a prime target for bad actors, as it deals with a vast amount of highly sensitive data which needs to remain current and accurate, as life or death decisions may depend on it. In turn, healthcare records are a hot commodity on the Dark Web, often going for a far higher price than credit cards. To add to the challenge in securing access to sensitive data, the healthcare market has changed dramatically over the last decade as many providers transitioned from paper-based to digital systems. As part of these modernization efforts and the desire to provide better and more efficient patient care, many healthcare providers either have or plan to leverage the cloud, Web applications, and IoT devices for telehealth services. This transformation in technology leads to a tremendous expansion of the attack surface.
Basic Human Error is the Common Root Cause of Data Breaches in the Healthcare Market
According to the 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), 86 percent of breaches resulted from miscellaneous errors, basic web application attacks, and system intrusions in the healthcare market. Healthcare also continues to experience the highest number of breaches that leverage privilege misuse of all industries covered in the report.
The same report recommends prioritizing implementation of protective CIS Controls for basic cyber hygiene, including Access Control Management and Secure Configuration of Enterprise Assets and Software.
The Most Regulated Industry in the United States
The privacy and security concerns associated with digital patient records make the healthcare industry one of the most regulated industries in the United States. Regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act create a much higher standard of scrutiny than other verticals with regards to privacy and disclosure requirements.
Let Centrify Help You
Centrify has you covered when it comes to securing your ever-expanding attack surface against privileged access abuse — be it by insiders or external actors. In addition, Centrify Privileged Access Management solutions help customers assure continuous transparency into their compliance posture, addressing key regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), PCI DSS, MAS, Gramm-Leach Bliley (GBA), NYS DFS or GDPR.
With Centrify, you can:
Authenticate Privileged Users
Consolidate identities and enable cross-platform login with a single, accountable identity.
Manage Privileged Access Requests
Govern access to privileged roles and accounts with approval workflows.
Apply Adaptive MFA for Privileged Access
Better assure the user’s identity to mitigate the risk of a data breach.
Secure Remote Access
Establish privileged sessions to targeted infrastructure without a VPN.
Grant just enough privilege across Windows and Linux systems.
Manage Shared Account Passwords
Securely vault and auto-rotate them, and strictly control who can access them.
Full Visibility into Privileged Sessions
Monitor and record privileged sessions and changes to critical files.
Enforce accountability across all privileged activity and prove compliance.