Cybersecurity for healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations
Protecting patient data
The healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are in the business of saving lives and keeping people well. It’s noble work. But they also handle personal and sensitive information that is increasingly digital and needs to be easily accessible.
With the rise of cyber threats and data breaches, regulatory changes are requiring these institutions to care for more than just the patient’s ailments. They’re also responsible for keeping their patients’ data secure, making healthcare cybersecurity and information security a priority.
And there’s significant incentive to do so. A breach can have huge consequences for both patients and businesses if this data is compromised. For healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, a breach is very expensive – as of 2017, the average cost of a data breach is $3.6 million.
To do this, the industry needs to strategically manage and respond to records access, which requires extra time and resources that many don’t have in the face of drastic reductions in insurance reimbursements. For the patient? Well, they’re vulnerable enough without needing to also worry about their sensitive personal data being compromised.
Get in touch with us and learn why leading brands choose LogPoint:
LogPoint for Region Värmland
With LogPoint, Region Värmland has:
- ensured protection of patient integrity
- reduced false positives
- achieved compliance with the Swedish Patient Data Act
By logging medical record views, LogPoint has enabled Region Värmland to ensure patient data confidentiality and integrity and to create smart reports for views with missing care relations.
File Integrity Monitoring
Achieving HIPAA compliance is a complex process, but maintaining it can often be even more cumbersome. LogPoint’s native FIM calculates the hash value of files, before and after changes could have been made so you will always be in control of your sensitive assets and get alerted whenever a new directory or file is created, deleted, renamed or altered in its content. Additionally, FIM also monitors any creation or deletion of the files and directories.
Detecting access to systems
With LogPoint, you can easily detect users and systems accessing other systems along with other important contextual information such as the actions performed, the final status, or other entities used like IP addresses. Monitoring access control helps to verify users viewing systems and resources. LogPoint can detect activities such as failed and successful logins, various login attempts, users locked or unlocked.
Failed login attempts
Authentication and transmission control
To make audits of transmission controls easier, LogPoint can detect activities such as email, https, and VPN communications. LogPoint by design also enforces authentication and transmission control for data security by maintaining a proper authentication mechanism for users identity maintained locally inside LogPoint or a remote authentication server such as LDAP and Radius. Similarly, for transmission controls, LogPoint uses secure communication channels for interaction between an external object and LogPoint instance or between multiple LogPoint instances.