From maintaining electronic health records and generating medical reports, to carrying out robot-assisted surgeries and setting up online doctor-patient communication portals, the healthcare industry is becoming increasingly reliant on technology to effectively carry out day-to-day operations. While incorporating advanced technology assists healthcare professionals in providing better care for patients, it also increases the attack surface for cybercriminals looking to exploit sensitive data.

Cyberattacks in the healthcare sector can range from stealing patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) to manipulating medical equipment that’s critical to diagnosis and treatment. For healthcare organizations, protecting their IT infrastructure is essential, as a single successfully executed cyberattack can put numerous lives at risk.

Safeguarding a hospital network requires meticulous planning and around-the-clock monitoring. Managing IT security in the healthcare industry is no easy feat; IT teams have to identify high-priority devices and databases, take required actions to be HIPAA-compliant, prepare contingency plans in case an attack occurs, and so much more.

To address these challenges, we’ve put together a comprehensive collection of resources that will help IT security professionals accomplish this seemingly herculean task: 

  • Establishing an environment of least privilege and deploying appropriate access control policies can go a long way in defending your network. Learn how to implement it now.

  • Check out our Question of the Week series. Be it a question about HIPAA’s Title II privacy rule or best practices for healthcare log management, we’ve got you covered.

Let us protect your patients’ data and privacy, so your organization can focus on protecting lives.

For further assistance in securing your organization’s infrastructure, get in touch.