Cybersecurity for Healthcare

Cybersecurity for Healthcare

Cybersecurity defense has an even more important role in healthcare provision than it does in most other sectors. A cyberattack that disrupts the ability of a hospital, clinic, or doctor's practice to access medical records or operate clinical equipment can lead to canceled treatments, distress for patients, and fatalities in some cases.

Cybersecurity defense has an even more important role in healthcare provision than it does in most other sectors. A cyberattack that disrupts the ability of a hospital, clinic, or doctor's practice to access medical records or operate clinical equipment can lead to canceled treatments, distress for patients, and fatalities in some cases.

Healthcare organizations need to treat cybersecurity as core to their operations. But most healthcare providers do not have the resources nor the expertise to stay current in IT security. Critical Insight can help fill this resource and knowledge gap.

As a Preferred Cybersecurity Service provider to the American Hospital Association, you can trust that your cyber defense is in good hands when you partner with Critical Insight. We Defend. You Thrive.

Partnering with Healthcare Providers to Protect Us All

Critical Insight has the experience and the skilled cybersecurity professionals to advise healthcare providers on all aspects of cybersecurity protection and incident response. With years of experience in public sector cybersecurity, the healthcare sector, and other designated critical infrastructure sectors, we can ensure that you take the proper protective measures.

Protecting healthcare is so vital, and the healthcare sector is so large and diverse that Critical Insight has convened a Healthcare Board of Advisors composed of 12 current and former leaders from hospitals, clinics, insurance providers, and healthcare technology & investment companies to advise us. The board members provide Critical Insight with external healthcare sector focused technical and business risk perspectives to deliver a detailed picture of the health sector and the cybersecurity challenges faced, plus direct feedback on the services and solutions offered by Critical Insight.

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As demonstrated by the Critical Insight 2020 Healthcare Breach Report, the threats to healthcare providers from cybercriminal activity are high and show no signs of abating. Healthcare providers need to take steps to prevent falling victim to attacks by using cybersecurity best practices. However, the complexity of modern healthcare equipment and associated IT infrastructure, the ever-changing nature of deployments, and the changing tactics employed by cybercriminals means that staying up to date with the latest defense solutions and cybersecurity thinking is difficult.

Critical Insight has the experience and the expertise to be your cyber-defense partner. We have the health sector threat knowledge to help you design, implement, and maintain the cybersecurity protections needed to reduce the risk from attacks. We can work with any healthcare organization to bolster security.

Partnering to Build Strong Cybersecurity Defenses

As every healthcare organization's network and IT systems are unique, it follows that the solutions deployed to defend them will also differ. However, cyberattacks follow well-known pathways to breach security and infect IT systems.

Critical Insight's cybersecurity experts work with each healthcare organization's Leadership & IT teams to ensure that the proper protections are in place. This process includes several steps, as outlined below.

Gap Analysis & Risk Assessments

Determining the cybersecurity risk profile for a healthcare organization starts with a gap analysis to discover vulnerabilities in the current protections. This leads to a risk assessment report and recommendations on how to plug any gaps. Any vulnerabilities found are classified according to risk and severity, with the most dangerous issues flagged for rapid fixes.

See the Gap Analysis & Risk Assessments page for more details on this step in a cybersecurity defense strategy.

Detecting Cyber Attack Activity

When attackers evade perimeter security measures and gain a foothold on a network, they look for other vulnerable systems on the network to infect. This is especially true for ransomware attacks, which are the most common and damaging attacks in 2021. Network discovery actions performed by cybercriminals, or their

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