- Axonius Federal Systems
Modern hospitals now average 10 to 15 connected devices per patient bed. The rise in devices — paired with strict regulations around cybersecurity and personal health information security — create a complex environment for healthcare security teams. The Axonius Platform helps reduce the challenges of identifying and assessing assets in service of risk reduction.
HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS MANAGE AND SECURE ASSETS WITH THE AXONIUS PLATFORM
Cybersecurity teams working at healthcare organizations are a big part of saving lives. Connected devices are critical in delivering top-quality care to patients, but many weren’t designed with security controls at the core.
The threat of cyber attacks — plus the sheer number of devices in healthcare settings — can be intimidating. The threat of operational disruptions and unmanaged remote workforces pose additional challenges. IT and security teams must get the right people the right level of access, all while meeting regulatory requirements for privacy and confidentiality. Healthcare organizations use the Axonius Platform because it provides a single system of record for managing and securing all assets.
UNIQUE CYBER THREATS
IoMT: The Internet of Medical Things consists of thousands of healthcare-specific devices that were designed to help save people’s lives, not for information security. IoMT devices often have legacy operating systems, use outdated certificates, or transmit unencrypted patient data. Finding and classifying them is of critical importance. But mitigating this risk can’t be accomplished via single-source technology or by using tools that lack business-level context to make informed decisions.
Data sprawl: To provide the best patient care, healthcare workers use numerous technologies to collect and track data. Data is then saved to patient records, which may be stored in various locations and easily accessed by members of the healthcare team. Between multiple tools, on-premises, SaaS, and cloud storage, and varying levels of access, the threat of a data breach is high. According to the IBM 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of a healthcare data breach is $10.93 million USD — more than twice the cost of the average breach across all industries.
Patient privacy: In addition to potential data breach costs, if healthcare workers can’t identify and secure all assets collecting and storing data, healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to comply with patient data privacy regulations.