- August 17, 2020
- Posted by: Pat Riot
- Categories: CyberSecurity, Healthcare, Managed Detection and Response
Companies spend A LOT on IT infrastructure (software, hardware, devices, personnel) and it costs a lot to manage it, run it, update it, license it, and secure it. In fact, in an article breaking down IT spending as a percentage of revenue by industry, size, and region – healthcare spends 3-6% of their revenue on IT. That’s $3,157-$6,143 per user and another $3,280-$7,233 per desktop/laptop. All together that’s about $6,437-$13,76. It could be more, or it could be less, the important thing to note is that it is not cheap to connect a business to the internet – and it’s not the same cost to keep them connected year after year either.
Managed detection & response came about as a service because of a need that organizations who lacked the resources to run, manage and secure their networks had. They were not able to efficiently stay connected to the internet and proactively look for threats and vulnerabilities. With MDR, the solutions stack is downloaded onto the network and are then deployed to guard Internet gateways and can even detect advanced threats that may have gotten passed traditional gateway security tools. At Steel Patriot Partners we have taken it one step further in two different ways, first, we don’t require you to buy new hardware or additional software. Our solutions work with most network systems already in place. Second, many managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed security providers (MSPs) only focus on MDR. We take one more worry off your hands as well – dealing with cybersecurity compliance. Healthcare is inundated with compliance requirements that continually grow stricter year after year. Our services also exceed most of the major compliance regulations that healthcare providers are required to abide by.
Security operations teams utilize MDR in order to analyze the advanced analytics that are comprised of log data, user behavior analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. While some automation is put to use, humans’ pilot and control the software. The biggest difference that sets us apart is that we are not just an alert system. We are a prevention system. Many other security vendors only alert you when an incident arises on your network – we stop the incident from arising altogether. For healthcare providers, many have established internal IT teams. What Steel Patriot Partners brings to the table only helps internal teams work more efficiently, be more productive, and ultimately be able to provide better quality of care. With patients knowing their data is secure, the marketing department can have a field day with new advertising avenues. Public relations departments have reassurance to give to the community that they are protected which brings new business in and keeps recurring business satisfied. Finance can happily reallocate, potentially, a substantial amount of resources to again, focus on providing even better quality of care.
Many articles only focus on how the IT department can benefit from outsourcing cybersecurity. However, the fact of the matter is that every department in a healthcare organization benefits from an effectively outsourced cybersecurity solution. If you are wondering on where to start the conversation, reach out to one of our security experts at your convenience. Humans pilot the software in order to fully secure your network. Our passion extends far beyond cybersecurity. The empowerment that comes from education, the unity in securing our digital community, and the partnerships we form as a result are what truly drive us. Cyber security, compliance, MDR, or any other topic regarding the protection of your patient/client data doesn’t have to be as elusive as it’s often cracked up to be. Just give us a follow on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), send us an email, give us a call at 703-297-4405 or contact us directly! Regardless of the method you choose, we look forward to hearing from you and – as always, we appreciate your time for reading this content! Stay secure!