Criminal cyber attacks utilizing ransomware, phishing, malware and other nefarious exploits are one of the most impactful issues affecting the healthcare industry. The reality for many organizations is that lives could be at stake. Protiviti brings deep industry knowledge and skills, including dedicated state-of-the-art cybersecurity labs, to help healthcare organizations move well beyond policy, procedure and process reviews in order to gain valuable insights into their ability to detect and protect against cyber threats.
Technical Security Assessments to Protect Data
The number of reported breaches in healthcare has risen significantly over the past few years and many expect that healthcare will continue to be an area of focus by attackers, given the data-rich environments and relative ease of exploitation. The scope of these complex healthcare system and network environments and the potential impact to patient care resulting from changes are often barriers to healthcare organizations, stopping them from rapidly deploying new security technologies and configurations to protect against the ever-changing threat landscape. Periodic technical security assessments and testing through vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, red/purple teaming, etc., are the answers that award-winning healthcare IT and security departments are utilizing to gain an understanding of where their assets, systems and networks may be vulnerable to compromise, prior to attackers utilizing the same vulnerabilities to breach the organization. The use of technical security assessments allows organizations to identify how well preventive and detective controls are functioning across the wide footprint of healthcare technical environments by using techniques similar to those of the unscrupulous parties that seek to gain access and breach your organization’s sensitive information, including ePHI data-rich resources such as electronic health records.
How Protiviti Can Help You
As a trusted business adviser, Protiviti has helped numerous healthcare organizations identify risks and develop and implement mitigation strategies through the execution of technical security assessments. Protiviti’s flexible methodology and subject-matter expertise in both the healthcare industry and cybersecurity services allow us to execute meaningful assessments that provide excellent value to our customers. Protiviti understands the complexities of healthcare organizations. We leverage our deep industry expertise while developing remediation strategies to focus on both securing sensitive systems and data and enabling the ability to provide care. Our experts think — literally — like hackers in order to help you keep them out.