Healthcare

Healthcare faces highly complex cybersecurity challenges.

Cytellix has exactly the right treatment and cure.

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Across the U.S. and worldwide, healthcare organizations have quickly become the leading target for cyber criminals. Alarming statistics from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) reveal that in 2015 alone, 100 million healthcare records were compromised, including 47% of the U.S. population’s personal health data.

 

Background

In October 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights reported the health records of nearly 14.5 million individuals had been subjected to a cyber hack—a drastic jump from nearly 113,000 the previous year.

That same year, a Ponemon benchmark study found that 80% of provider respondents admitted their organizations had experienced a recent “significant security incident”, yet only 1 in 6 had basic security measures in place, and the majority stated they used no firewalls or network monitoring tools.

Challenge

Although under pressure to consolidate systems to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of patient and network data, evidence shows that many processes have gaps and vulnerabilities that serve as “hot spots” for malicious activity. At the same time, the expanded use of internet-enabled medical devices and electronic databases for clinical, financial and administrative operations are serving to increase the exposure to potential cyber attacks.

To address this complex situation, Cytellix has pioneered the development of proactive cybersecurity situational awareness — based on the same Cytellix solution that monitors the network perimeter of the U.S. Department of Defense — as a managed service subscription that’s affordable to healthcare organizations of all sizes. 

Solution

Cytellix 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.

Our leading-edge scanning technology continuously monitors network connections and activity in real time, serving as the first line of defense in identifying and addressing potential threats, while ensuring continuity through any changes.

When a threat is detected, we can immediately evaluate and identify any network leaks or “unknown” assets and their posture, along with prevention recommendations and optional remediation services. Among the common threats identified are data leaks, segmentation, rogue connections, bad actor site connections and high-risk open ports.

For true visibility, our solution deploys a cloud-based, agent-less sensor that 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 nominal and nefarious behavior throughout, ensuring real-time awareness and instant notification of suspect activity.

Advantages

By combining proactive situational awareness with total visibility of complex networks, Cytellix safeguards the entire organization — and all of its connected devices — while maintaining compliance with a range of regulatory requirements, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST and FERPA. Other key advantages include:

  • Complete, organization-wide view of all network and security activity in real time
  • Insight into abnormal activities and devices on the network via cyber analytics
  • Stronger security and compliance via a complete, centralized network asset inventory
  • Streamlined compliance and reporting through automated audit processes
  • Accurate and simplified reports with no burden on network or security teams

Every client also benefits from Cytellix’s industry-leading range of standard cybersecurity services and solutions, including:

CYTELLIX SERVICES

  • Cybersecurity Assessments
  • Device Profiling
  • Network Leak Detection
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Real-time Cybersecurity Managed Services (SaaS)

CYTELLIX SOLUTIONS

  • Real-time Situational Awareness
  • Complete Visibility
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Information and Event Management
 
 

Action

Healthcare providers of all sizes are at exceptional risk if they fail to implement effective, comprehensive cybersecurity at a core level. To explore how we can assist your organization, and to schedule a no-cost assessment of your current cybersecurity posture, contact us.

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