Healthcare

It May Be Time for a Second Opinion On Your Security.

In the world’s most cyber-attacked industry, "good enough" protection isn't good enough.
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SecureAuth for Healthcare

It’s no secret that security and authentication have been squarely under the microscope in the healthcare industry — as it should be. With the massive security breaches that have taken place recently, many hospitals and healthcare networks are scrambling to make sure they’re not the next headline. Consider these staggering statistics:

  • Forbes reports that healthcare is the #1 cyber-attacked industry with 3 of the top 7 data breaches in the last year alone.

  • IDC Health Insights reports that 1 in 3 healthcare recipients in the U.S. will be a victim of a healthcare data breach in 2016. In fact, a website dubbed the healthcare “wall of shame”   where new breaches are reported, shows new breaches occurring almost daily, with thousands of users impacted.

  • At an estimated cost to providers of $200 per patient, Cyberattacks cost the U.S. healthcare system $6 billion every year.

10x

On the black market, stolen medical data is

10x more valuable than that of a credit card number.

returnpath.com

September 2, 2015

 

- Kevin Conway - IT Architect

Houston Methodist

Healthcare Data: More Valued Than a Credit Card

Protected health information has an incredible value on the black market — up to 10x that of a credit card number. The reason for this is because health information can be used again and again for identity theft and fraud. When a credit card breach occurs, issuers can simply cancel card numbers and re-issue new cards — and consumers are generally protected under laws that limit liability. However, identity theft that is tied to personal information takes much longer to detect, is more difficult to untangle, and can be used over a much longer period of time. It can also be used for more criminal purposes, such as extortion or blackmail.

Despite the obvious need for heightened security, it is estimated that healthcare cyber protection will only reach $10 billion globally by 2020 , just under 10% of the total expenditure on critical infrastructure security. This obvious gap in spending and infrastructure will leave many organizations open to attacks, which will only continue to propagate the problem.

Key Drivers in Healthcare Security

  • User experience and adoption: If the medical staff doesn’t accept or adopt a security solution (or if it stands in the way of healthcare delivery), it won’t get used.  That’s why improving the user experience is a core value of SecureAuth IdP.

  • Doing more with less: Healthcare IT departments have shrinking budgets, operate on a very lean staff and are constantly being asked to do more with less. Operational efficiency is key, and applications must deploy easily and run unattended.

  • Ongoing compliance pressures: As healthcare moves rapidly toward EMR/EHR solutions (as driven by Meaningful Use), security and compliance issues continue to grow. HIPAA and EPCS compliance requirements mean security solutions must address mandates head-on.

  • Two factor authentication for EPCS: Federal requirements for healthcare organizations and vendors mandate the use of two-factor authentication to meet the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requirements Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) compliance.

"SecureAuth has been accepted with very little push back and implementation has not drained resources. The product works as expected and has had a positive impact in acceptance of an MFA solution."

 

- Security Engineer
Large Enterprise Healthcare Company

SecureAuth for Healthcare

  • Creates a user experience that ensures ease of use and rapid adoption so security never stands in the way of healthcare delivery.

  • Delivers the most-comprehensive pre-authentication risk assessment instantly to ensure no one gets in who shouldn’t.

  • Provides  an infinitely adaptable number of workflows to accommodate all groups of users (e.g. patients, staff, 3rd parties) as well as roles within those groups (e.g. executive, management, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.).

  • Offers a hybrid approach – on prem or in the cloud, leveraging your existing investments.

  • Is cost-effective and easy to install, configure, and manage. SecureAuth supports many industry standards which make deployments happen in hours to days, not weeks or months.

  • Helps consolidate your technology suite so you have just one platform for all your access management needs.

  • Provides DEA compliant two-factor authentication for EPCS prescription transactions.

Use SecureAuth to…

  • Improve the end-user experience so security is not an impediment to the healthcare delivery process.

  • Secure both internal systems and patient-facing online healthcare portals — using more than 25+ multi-factor authentication methods, layering on industry-leading pre-authentication and having the flexibility to add evolving methods as they become accepted.

  • Stop cyber criminals in their tracks.

  • Interoperate with evolving healthcare security standards, such as HIPAA and EPCS.

  • Centralize and consolidate security to all protected systems and reduce the management burden.

  • Continuously monitor and provide audit trails for all individual activities from the moment a user logs in until they log off.

  • Solve once and comply always, knowing SecureAuth will always keep you ahead of the next regulation or compliance mandate.

"68% of surveyed Healthcare customers evaluated RSA before choosing SecureAuth IdP."

TechValidate

Customer Successes

 

"We knew the requirements we had and we were able to single out SecureAuth to match our needs best"

WYATT ANDERSON

CTO

 

"The outstanding thing is the flexibility, security, and thought that has been put into SecureAuth's Multi-Factor authentication."

LYNN DEVORE

Information Security Architect

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