Preventing loss or theft of protected health information (PHI) and personal identifiable information (PII) is a challenging task. Healthcare is in one of the most targeted industries, with employees being the main source of healthcare data breaches – understandably so, as doctors’ and nurses’ jobs aren’t cyber security or technology. PHI needs to be protected throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem. As healthcare professionals access and share PHI, adherence to policy and process must be followed to prevent data breaches.
While accidental or negligent data loss is most common, intentional data thefts do occur within healthcare. In pharmaceuticals, data theft is common due to high-risk leavers taking confidential data with them when changing jobs to work for a competing company. Security operators struggle with protection against data loss, visibility into unauthorized access and email exfiltration.
HIPAA and GDPR exist in part to protect patients’ PHI. With compliance comes strict regulations and periodic audits, while balancing security controls and protection of patient records. In addition, as compliance audits have a retrospective approach to looking at previous incidents, many organizations want to shift to a proactive approach to ensure compliance ahead of the audit.
As IT security policies must be continuously updated based on new regulations and directives, hospitals must train staff very frequently. Healthcare staff are increasingly spending more time in classrooms rather than with patients. This is leading to a huge cost for hospitals, which they are looking to reduce by finding more effective training methods.
Choose Reveal to ensure compliance to laws, regulations and standards, and protect your organization data loss and data theft in one single platform. With a combination of data loss,user activity monitoring, and privacy capabilities you can detect and mitigate threats while maintaining the confidentiality of healthcare professionals and patients.
With incident-based training, you can train your employees to make the right decisions on detection of unacceptable behavior, reinforce corporate security policies, and promote good cyber hygiene. Achieve a lasting impactful effect with adaptive IT security policy enforcement.
Built-in policies for data tracking, cyber hygiene, and malicious activity that can detect and defend against various risks. Policies run against computers and users, providing insight into how users access files, applications, and systems, which determine specific areas of risk.
Track file movement on and across systems and browsers with advanced content inspection to protect against data loss. Patterns include credit or debit card numbers, identity card numbers, insurance numbers, social security numbers, and national health service numbers.
Constant enforcement without exception–whether they are remote or working offline. Enforcing employee adherence to corporate policies such as Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), Information Security Policy (ISP) and more.
Reports highlight instances of careless, malicious, and accidental behavior over time, allowing you to assess the effectiveness of your security controls and identify areas for improvement. Reports can also be easily exported to share with leadership.
With Ava Reveal’s industry-leading solution of pre-built data minimization techniques, such as pseudonymization and anonymization (partial and full redaction), you can now detect and mitigate threats while maintaining the confidentiality of users.