The healthcare industry has been hit hard by recent cyber-attacks 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. Trusted by top healthcare providers, Centrify Zero Trust Privilege solutions help tackle the #1 cause of today’s breaches — privileged access abuse.  

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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.

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Misuse is the Common Root Cause of Data Breaches in the Healthcare Market

According to the 2018 Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, misuse is the common root cause of data breaches in the healthcare market. In 66 percent of incidents, the threat actor is misusing privileged credentials to gain unauthorized access to data.

The same report concludes that the healthcare industry is the only industry in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization ― 58 percent of incidents involve insiders compared to just 42 percent tied to external actors.


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.

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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 Zero Trust Privilege 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:

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