Health Tech Security Solution
Health care and life science organizations face a wide array of security requirements. The lifeblood of a healthcare organization is information and the more successful organizations are efﬁciently using their information to drive quality health care outcomes. Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have seen a dramatic rise in the number and types of security breaches and thefts of protected health information (PHI). Accordingly, for the adoption of health information technology to be effective, trust must be established that PHI will be properly protected.
Maintaining the security of PHI has become a challenge as Healthcare organizations face growing scrutiny and enforcement actions from federal, state, and sometimes-international regulatory agencies, as well as a myriad of additional security requirements from self-regulatory bodies, industry standards, and individual customer requirements.
Managing and protecting health information in this complex environment is further exacerbated by conﬂicting security requirements, inconsistent interpretations of regulations, and confusion around acceptable minimum standards. Healthcare organizations need an efﬁcient means of managing information security in order for the adoption of health information technology (HIT) to succeed and produce better health outcomes at a lesser cost.
The landscape for the healthcare industry is rapidly shifting, uncertain yet predictable.
Our cyber security services cater to the health care industry, which we primarily classified into two groups:
- Companies that discover, develop, and manufacture health care-related products. They include pharmaceutical manufacturers; biotechnology companies; and medical device diagnostic, and medical equipment manufacturers.
- Organizations that are responsible for the delivery, funding, and payment management of health care- and medical-related services. They include hospitals, academic medical centers, health systems, government health, home health agencies, long-term care, outpatient facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, practitioners, and physician groups, as well as health plans, public health care, other health insurance companies, and pharmacy benefit managers.
How can WSA help?
For mitigating all the cyber security risks relevant to the healthcare ecosystem, we primarily emphasize on the following WSA cyber security services:
- Architecture and design review - We lay emphasis on the security review of the infrastructure and application technical security architecture emphasizing on identifying and mitigating potential security weakness in the design.
- Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing – We have extensive vulnerability management skills and deep experience in conducting detailed penetration testing activities.
- Security Compliance and – WSA's security controls based maturity model is used in conjunction with a customized capability matrix for clients (designed and contained as per the individual applications), to define the current state of the client security program and supporting governance capabilities.
- Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) – We understand multiple organizations have highly skilled developers with an exclusion of how to align security practices with their exclusive development skills. We at WSA look forward to using this opportunity; to train the developers thought process, towards key security areas across application / infrastructure / middleware, which they should consider towards prior initializing and developing the application.
On the go basis, along with secure coding practices churned towards industry applications and businesses – we also do a comprehensive threat modeling so to identify the key potential weak spots existing as per the design and with periodic secure code review and penetrating testing we would look forward to securing the application end to end.
- Security Operations Center – We assist organizations with enterprise-wide security log collection, storage, reporting and querying for all supported technology assets along with providing unique blend of device threat intelligence feeds from multiple commercial and open source feeds.