Overview

ARX For Healthcare

A staggering 15 million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018, nearly triple the amount of reported incidents from the previous year, according to the Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer. For the healthcare industry, the trust of the patients is paramount. Confidentiality and trust are the cornerstones of the healthcare industry. As hackers get more sophisticated, the hospitals need to be increasingly vigilant about their IT and cybersecurity practices.

 

Threats

Challenges Galore

The progress that the healthcare industry has been making over the recent past has just been tremendous. The kind of technology that they have been inventing is just awe-inspiring and the amount of information and data that they store is enormous and invaluable. Data is key in the remedial solution of patient problems in the healthcare industry. And that makes the industry vulnerable to a cyber-security attack.

Electronic Health Records

The availability of electronic health records is a boon for both the patients and the health professionals. It makes it easier for them to exchange information. At the same time, a network that stores a large amount of medical data is more prone to cyber attacks.

The adoption of cloud and mobile technology

By 2020, 80% of healthcare data will "pass through the cloud at some point in its lifetime, as providers seek to leverage cloud-based technologies and infrastructure for data collection, aggregation, analytics and decision-making," according to IDC Health Insights. While healthcare-related apps are a trend now, it also exposes a lot of patient data to hackers and the likes.

User error

When patient accesses their lab work from the hospital’s provider’s portal, they endanger their medical privacy. They pave a pathway for hackers to access their most personal data.

Outdated technology

Most of the hospitals are running on legacy systems, which are an easy point of entry for hackers and cyber criminals. Updating to the latest of network data system is their best bet to safeguard their data.

 

 

Solutions

The ARX Advantage

Single sign-on

In the recent years, cyber criminals are interested in the electronic medical records as it has patient history, including their financials.

 

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Single sign-on

In the recent years, cyber criminals are interested in the electronic medical records as it has patient history, including their financials. The data in the electronic medical records contains: patients’ names, their dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, places of work and designations, IDs, card numbers, medical and social insurance. Stealing such information can lead to a complete identity theft. Today’s healthcare organisations need solutions that can eliminate password management complications.

There is an easy solution to this – using the same user id and password across all systems that you are going to use. With the Single Sign-On (SSO), instead of a password for every application, users have one password to remember. With that single sign-on, they can get access to all their applications. SSO assures that the users have a strong password. Also, it eliminates the need of a middleman to reset passwords time and again.

SSO makes IT’s life easier and the hospital more secure.

With SSO,

  • We provide efficient, cost-effective and nimble identity infrastructure for IT at the hospital
  • Help users increase their productivity as they can seamlessly connect to multiple IT resources using the same credentials
  • Mitigate risk of having lost, weak and shared passwords, by restricting access to services via various intelligent integrations like OAuth, SAML, and RSA

 

Enforce Strong Authentication

In IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report by the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a breach for any industry was set at $408 per record, with the average cost coming in at $3.86 million for an organization, a 6.4 percent spike from last year

 

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Enforce Strong Authentication

In IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report by the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a breach for any industry was set at $408 per record and the average cost amounting to $3.86 million for an organization, a 6.4 percent spike from last year. Passwords are also one of the easiest targets as new methods such as password spray attacks have been on the rise. This is where multifactor authentication methods can step in to provide an extra level of identification security. In fact, according to the Annual Report to Congress on the Federal Information Security Management Act of the USA, up to 65 percent of cyber-security incidents could have been prevented with strong MFA.

MFA creates multiple layers of security, resulting in efficient and diligent authentication. This ensures that the user requesting access is actually who they claim to be.With MFA, a cybercriminal may steal one credential, but will be thwarted by having to verify identity in a different manner.MFA is an effective way to provide enhanced security for all your IT resources including cloud, on-premise and mobile.

  • We help enable ‘MFA Everywhere’ on-premise with our strong integration support
  • Starting from simple question-answers to fingerprint authentication and random pin generation device, any of these can be deployed for the MFA needs. All these can be configured using easy steps

 

User Management

Insider threats are the most damaging to the healthcare sector. According to a 2019 report, 46% of healthcare organisations were affected by insider threats.

 

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User Management

Insider threats are the most damaging to the healthcare sector. According to a 2019 report, 46% of healthcare organisations were affected by insider threats. In fact, it is the only industry where insiders were responsible for a higher percentage, a staggering 44.9% of breaches than external actors. What is more distressing is the fact that it takes about 350 days to identify and contain a data breach in the healthcare industry.

Leveraging automated user management also streamlines role-based access control. This ensures a seamless user experience. Along with security suite features like authentication, access controls, privileges, entitlements, single sign-on & security policies and activity auditing across organisation, they can also create an error-free workflows as well.

With a better User Management,

  • Bulk onboarding with exact required privileges can be performed easily
  • Deboarding at ease without any worries
  • With maker-checker workflow, one can be absolutely sure who is going to do what

 

Visibility, Detection and Response

Data breaches cost healthcare organizations $408 per record to contain —  almost twice the cost suffered by financial institutions, which came in a distant second place.

 

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Visibility, Detection and Response

Data breaches cost healthcare organizations $408 per record to contain — almost twice the cost suffered by financial institutions, which came in a distant second place. So, it becomes impertinent for hospitals to prepare, detect and analyse, contain and eradicate the risks and the breaches. With life cycle-managed users, Access Controls and Authorisation Access can be easily managed and mapped. Along with a maker-checker workflow, the educational institution will also have visibility on how that is done and by whom. With a clear visibility and detection mechanism in place, they can also respond to any threat, which otherwise could leave them exposed.

  • One-stop shop for single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT.
  • Integration with existing security tools.
  • Maker-checker workflow helps identify unusual and suspicious behaviours.
  • ARX API services can be used to enrich and extend the cyber security ecosystem; this is supported by helping to generate extensive reports for a deep dive into what is happening.
  • Can be easily integrated with the existing application with ARX using REST APIs for:
    • Primary Authentication
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • User Management
    • Password Management
    • Validate and Get Entitlement
  • Role-based access control –granular application-level access controls using entitlement policies that can be assigned to roles.
  • Users get access to resources based on their role. Access rights are grouped by role name,
    and access to resources is restricted to users who have been authorised to assume the
    associated role

 

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The healthcare industry possesses a person’s entire data, along with the medical history. It has become a necessity for the healthcare industry to upgrade their data network. A well-managed network security system is the need of the hour.

 

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