Data Security & Cybersecurity
Solutions for Healthcare

In addition to the typical assets most businesses protect, such as contact information or credit card information, healthcare organizations have another layer to worry about. A patient’s private healthcare data is a critical data source that hangs in the balance when data security in a healthcare organization isn’t done right.

Why is data security in healthcare important?

Combating the risks in healthcare cybersecurity takes more than just being compliant and checking off a box — it takes treating cybersecurity issues in healthcare as an evolving foe and adapting before they do. According to the HIPAA Journal, there were 95 breaches and 9,710,520 healthcare records exposed in September 2020 alone. Even before electronic health records (EHRs) became the dominant means of storing patient information, keeping electronic protected health information (ePHI) secure has been a task every healthcare organization has needed to prioritize. With the move to electronic records and an increasingly complicated system, the challenge only increases.

Keeping ePHI secure, while at the same time allowing easy access for those who need it, is one of the top cybersecurity issues in healthcare today. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it can easily be used for fraud, identity theft or extortion of individuals or entire organizations. With the risks so high and results possibly deadly, a strong security team is vital.

Crafting your data security plan

While HIPAA requires coverage of data, it does not specify which technology or processes organizations need to use, which can trip up some organizations on where to start their cybersecurity programs. Without clarity or details, it’s up to healthcare organizations to guess or presume what works best for them. The HITRUST Alliance has tried to create ways to help make the adoption of HIPAA simpler, but trying to follow yet another compliance regime can be a new challenge in and of itself.

This is where our Squad Delivery Model comes in. You and your Squad work together to create a customized plan based on your organization’s needs, special considerations and specific concerns.

Specializing in consistent collaboration, your Squad becomes part of your team, and not just an external resource, by creating a deep customer experience that prioritizes real time communication. As experts on your business, your Squad will keep tabs on changes in cybersecurity issues in healthcare and make a plan to adjust your strategy, as needed.

An infrastructure built for you

Our model provides a turn-key Cloud SecOps Platform that removes the administrative and operations management headaches of running a SOC and puts you in the position to best leverage your data. We’ve partnered with Splunk as our sole Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) solution, which is a large piece of our platform to deliver Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services to our customers. Fully integrated into our platform, Splunk provides data-driven insights for strong data security in healthcare and impactful results for providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare technology providers.

The deepwatch + Splunk partnership provides you with the ability to:

Log data and cyber threat
intelligence (CTI) for context-rich
triage, alerting and response

Gain insights into medical device
security and analyze data across
your infrastructure to pinpoint
performance issues

Customize to meet unique
requirements and environments

Monitor healthcare application
access such as EMR, RIS/PACS,
HIEs, etc.

Mature and provide sophisticated
detection capabilities

Scale with consistent data
usability and availability

Learn more about our partnership in the deepwatch + Splunk Joint Solution Brief.

Healthcare Cybersecurity Success Stories

Premise Health partners with deepwatch
to secure services during COVID-19

Providing high quality healthcare during a global pandemic is uncharted territory. See how Premise Health overcame a variety of cybersecurity challenges in partnership with deepwatch.

Healthcare Customer Selects deepwatch
to Deliver Vulnerability Management Services

Your MSSP shouldn’t be using outdated technology. With deepwatch’s assistance, this healthcare provider found over 100,000 high priority vulnerabilities that had gone unpatched.

FAQs

FAQs

Healthcare professionals use data every day. Between names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, home addresses, health records and prescription information, data is accessed and shared hourly. A key component of data security in any healthcare organization is the protection and security of all data. HIPAA aside, securing your business, its data, and its assets are vital to a sustainable digital interface in today’s world.

As more and more devices (both personal, professional and technical) connect to the internet, entry points for hackers to try to access healthcare organizations and steal their mission critical data increases dramatically. If you add ransomware and cloud security issues into the equation, healthcare IT and cybersecurity teams have their hands full securing all the stores of data a hacker could access at any given moment.

And although no one wants to admit it, individuals or employees may also be a top cybersecurity issue in healthcare. Whether through unintentional actions or deliberate insider misuse, information can easily be leaked by someone who is allowed to access it.

HIPAA requires that organizations that fall under HIPAA regulations must conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization, determining how well the organization meets HIPAA requirements in the protection of data. By starting there, you can read up on what is needed by your organization in order to be compliant and learn about what your organization currently does to ensure its cybersecurity. From there, work with an internal or third-party team to fill the holes and gaps and put the proper defense mechanisms in place.