- September 21, 2020
- Posted by: Pat Riot
- Categories: CyberSecurity, Healthcare, Security Operations
A 42-year-old man presents in the ER for the first time with debilitating chest pain after a motor vehicle accident. He is barely able to speak and is in an out of consciousness. When asked if he is taking any medication he barely gets out “heart medicine” but cannot get out any other details. The attending physician now faces a conundrum. Without access to his prior medical history, the physician must answer one of two questions: does he treat the patient for the physical injury, or does he treat a potential life-threatening cardiac event? The same scenario exists in the IT department as well. Everyday alerts come across the monitors managing your organizations network. The analyst or engineer responsible must make a split-second decision based off very limited information. Healthcare is undergoing a digital transformation and cybersecurity should be implemented at every step along the way as well.
Hospitals are trying to balance a two-sided problem that is equally as difficult. On one hand, they strive to deliver the best quality of care a patient can receive. On the other hand, they need to deliver that care to many people so they try to keep costs as low as they can. That balancing act seems like it can cause quite the headache. But it doesn’t have to. Thanks to technology, the healthcare of tomorrow will include things like wearable medical devices, artificially intelligent imaging devices, & blockchain electronic health records. Physicians will use artificial intelligence to streamline workflows, reduce human error, and increase diagnostics. Yet all these great innovations leave multiple avenues for exploitation if not secured properly.
The number one rule in cybersecurity is that “if there is a vulnerability, then it will be exploited.” No exceptions. At Steel Patriot Partners, we support the innovation of the healthcare industry 100%. However, we also know the risks involved because we have been there. Our goal is to simplify cybersecurity and compliance so that medical professionals can focus on delivering the best quality of care they can give. By nature, we reduce the budgetary requirements for security so the organization can allocate more resources back to achieving better patient satisfaction. 15 minutes. That’s all we need to begin the conversation into how you would like to see your organizations digital transformation play out.
If you have an inhouse cybersecurity team already, great! We offer outsourced cybersecurity services that augment your inhouse team and provide redundancy. In the case of an cybersecurity incident, not only are you already backed up, but you have a team of specialized security engineers ready at your disposal to investigate the threat before acting. If your organization needs a security team, also great! By leveraging our services, we can increase your cybersecurity stance 80% in the first 2 months. We make it easy to get cybersecurity into your organization without giving the finance department an aneurism!
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