Over 4 million patient records were breached in 2016 in the United States alone.
Thycotic helps hospitals and other healthcare organizations protect and secure access to electronic protected health information (E-PHI).
WHAT’s the challenge
Hospitals and healthcare institutions are prime targets for ransomware attacks, cyber security breaches and malware exploits that seek to capture or compromise patient data. Up to 80% of all breaches today involve compromised user and privileged account passwords.
WHY it’s important
Recent hospital ransomware payouts total hundreds of thousands of dollars, besides the potential for substantial fines for HIPAA regulation violations in the event patient data is stolen or exposed.
HOW we solve it
Thycotic delivers comprehensive Privileged Account Management solutions that secure privileged account passwords, and lock down applications, endpoints and OS configurations.
See how Thycotic Privileged Account Management (PAM) security solutions help protect patient data while meeting compliance requirements.
|HIPAA Part 164 Subpart C||Can Help Meet|
|164.308(a)(1)||Security Management Process|
|164.308(a)(4)||Information Access Management|
|164.308(a)(5)||Security Awareness and Training|
|164.308(a)(6)||Security Incident Procedures|
|164.312(d)||Person or Entity Authentication|
Thycotic can help your organization meet HIPAA requirements, with a primary focus on Part 164 “Privacy and Security” in healthcare.
Make patient data protection a top priority
An effective privileged access management strategy is necessary to protect patient data stored in electronic records. Managing access to thousands of devices, servers, and applications housing PII on your network can be time consuming and often labor intensive. Privileged users on your IT team must be actively managed and have strong, granular access controls to shared accounts based on their role within your healthcare organization. With these added protections, you will know who is accessing each account, can automatically change network passwords, and will have full audit logs to document password compliance.
Protect PII at its core: Privileged Account Management for healthcare IT admins
As hospital ransomware attacks and other data security breaches become more prevalent, healthcare IT must place immediate controls around the attacker’s prime target – databases containing PII. To do this, IT’s main line of defense is protecting privileged accounts and their passwords. By gaining unauthorized access to just one privileged account (such as a domain administrator account), attackers can quickly assume the identity of a “trusted insider,” scale the hospital network, and infiltrate data. Privileged accounts are difficult to manage manually because they are non-human accounts and are often shared among many on an IT team.
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See what a fellow security pro says about Thycotic Secret Server
We tried two different privileged password products without success, before Thycotic. Secret Server gives me the confidence to go to our system admins with a password security system that I know will be successful. Thycotic delivers the perfect combination of intelligence, charisma and passion in a complete solution that improves our security.
– Neil Clauson, Director of Information Security Operations,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Founded in 1904, Wentworth-Douglass (WD) Hospital is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Protecting patient data has always been one of the hospital’s top priorities, and a crucial part of its security strategy focuses on preventing hackers from gaining access to passwords for privileged accounts.
MEDNAX, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of neonatal, maternal-fetal and pediatric physician subspecialty services as well as anesthesia services. The medical group runs practices across the U.S., with staffs ranging from 10-300 people at each location. Through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX employs more than 2,200 physicians in 34 states and Puerto Rico.
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