Proactive Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector
The solution selected to monitor the network perimeter of the U.S. Department of Defense is now available for small and medium-sized healthcare organizations as an affordable managed service subscription.
Across the U.S. and throughout the world healthcare organizations have fast become the leading target for cyber criminals, with data breaches in recent years costing the industry $5.6 billion annually. Stunning statistics released by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) revealed that in 2015 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised, with 47 percent of the U.S. population’s personal healthcare data exposed.
By October 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights reported health records of 14,310,091 individuals had been subjected to a cyber hack—a drastic jump from 112,784,979 the same time the previous year. In fact, in a 2016 Ponemon benchmark study, 80 percent of provider respondents admitted that their organizations had experienced a recent “significant security incident” yet up to 20 percent had basic security measures in place, with the majority of providers stating they used no firewalls or network monitoring tools.
Although under pressure to continuously consolidate systems in order to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of patient and network data, evidence shows that many processes have gaps and vulnerabilities that ultimately serve as “hot spots” for malicious activity. While there are significant benefits to care delivery and organizational efficiency from the expanded use of networked technology, internet-enabled medical devices and electronic databases for clinical, financial and administrative operations, increase the exposure to potential cyber-attacks. In addition, required industry laws and regulations—HIPAA, PHI, HITECH, FDASIA—are ever-changing, and while tedious security measures provide a good platform to ensure the basic protection of the infrastructure, it is no longer enough to prevent breaches.
From Prevention To Protection
The Foundation of Network Security is Visibility
Cytellix®, the leading proactive cybersecurity managed service provider, has developed the only solution in the industry that can assess, identify and detect known and “unknown” threats in any enterprise environment while providing complete network visibility. Focusing on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Cytellix specializes in comprehensive cyber assessments, network intelligence, behavioral analytics, remediation and security services. The cybersecurity division of Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI), Cytellix, includes a team of experts who analyze traffic and behavior of over 7 million IP addresses for organizations of every size in every industry, including healthcare, higher education, finance, banking, law, municipalities, government and manufacturing.
Cytellix offers turnkey subscriptions that offer comprehensive cyber gap analysis and vulnerability assessments, as well as network scanning technology that provides continuous monitoring, threat detection and remediation best practices—offering a huge value at an affordable cost.
The First Line Of Defense
Cytellix’s scanning services continuously monitor network connections and activity, serving as the first line of defense in identifying and addressing potential threats, while ensuring continuity through any changes. Providing proactive cybersecurity situational awareness with complete visibility of complex networks, Cytellix safeguards colleges and universities—and their vast web of connected devices—with continuous monitoring of threats, while maintaining compliance with a range of regulatory requirements such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST and FERPA among others.
The Cytellix Solution
The Cytellix solution set provides comprehensive, organizational cyber vulnerability assessments as well as real-time continuous monitoring for network health management. With leading-edge scanning technology, Cytellix can evaluate and identify any network leaks or “unknown” assets and their posture along with threat prevention recommendations and optional remediation services. Typical cyber threats identified include data leaks,
segmentation, rogue connections, bad actor site connections and high-risk open ports.
Cytellix solutions deploy a cloud-based, agentless sensor that jointly determines and monitors the total state of a network, including individual connected devices as well as the effective topology of the network itself. These subsystems create a sensor network that collectively reveals both nominal and nefarious behavior throughout, with moment by moment awareness and notifications, particularly of unexpected behaviors and changes.
The Cytellix Advantage
Close the Gap with Cytellix
Backed by decades of research and intelligence, Cytellix closes the gap between known and covert threats in any environment, with scalable, best in class solutions delivered as a cloud-based, managed services offering that makes security and compliance simple for small businesses. This robust solution offering is delivered and supported by some of the most experienced cybersecurity experts in the nation. Cytellix provides Tier 1 and Tier 2 support, and helps small and medium-sized universities accurately visualize their networks, analyze risks and recommend appropriate remediation, with an optional Cytellix service implementation offering.