ePHI (electronic protected health information) Worth More on the Black Market than Credit Card Data

August 28, 2016

In just under a year, 30% of the entire U.S. population has been impacted by health care data breaches. Some of the more notable attacks include, Anthem with an estimated 80 million individuals and Premera Blue Cross impacting 11 million individuals. With healthcare data breaches on the rise, it is becoming apparent that ePHI is the black market gold mine. In one data breach, cyber attackers are able to retrieve names, birthdates, insurance information, Social Security numbers, street addresses, e-mails, income data and more. Healthcare breaches are estimated to cost the industry up to $6 billion1 from rectification, HIPAA fines, credit monitoring for affected individuals, and more. 

Twitter-Ad-Healthcare.pngHealthcare organizations have to keep their applications and ePHI safe, while balancing the demand for frictionless secure remote access for on-the-go doctors, and maintaining HIPAA compliance. To make this all possible, IT departments have to start thinking about the identity as the new security perimeter. After all, if the identity perimeter is breached and attackers are able to steal the credentials and identities of doctors, nurses and administrators, bad actors will be able to seamlessly move about inside the organization undetected. With the cyber attackers focused on stealing credentials, organizations need to shift their security strategy to adapt.
 
That is where SecureAuthIdP can help save organizations time, money, and the hassle of enduring a data breach.  With Adaptive Authentication that will detect when a user’s credentials have been compromised, IdP will provide security teams with secure access control for all of their users.
 
To learn more about how SecureAuthIdP can help your healthcare organization protect against the new tactics of cybercriminals, click here to read the full white paper, Revolutionizing Remote Secure Access: Strong, Adaptive Authentication for Healthcare.
 
1. Fifth Annual Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, Ponemon Institute, May 2015

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