Cybersecurity for Healthcare + Life Sciences

Cybersecurity threats in the healthcare sector take on many forms. Here are just a few:

  • Malware, data breaches, and insider threats expose affected patients' protected health information (PHI).
  • Successful ransomware attacks oftentimes lead to IT network disruptions, which can limit facilities' ability to provide patient care.
  • Cyber threat actors (CTAs) use phishing attacks to compromise employees' inboxes and conduct business email compromise (BEC) scams, costing healthcare facilities and organizations in their supply chain both time and money.

Taken together, the threats discussed above undermine the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information handled by healthcare organizations. Patients may not be able to receive life-saving treatment in a timely manner as a result.

Common threats_Healthcare Industry

Overview

Cybersecurity threats in the healthcare sector take on many forms. Here are just a few:

  • Malware, data breaches, and insider threats expose affected patients' protected health information (PHI).
  • Successful ransomware attacks oftentimes lead to IT network disruptions, which can limit facilities' ability to provide patient care.
  • Cyber threat actors (CTAs) use phishing attacks to compromise employees' inboxes and conduct business email compromise (BEC) scams, costing healthcare facilities and organizations in their supply chain both time and money.

Taken together, the threats discussed above undermine the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information handled by healthcare organizations. Patients may not be able to receive life-saving treatment in a timely manner as a result.

Common threats_Healthcare Industry

Solutions

Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers store tremendous amounts of PHI and need 24x7x365 uninterrupted access to their systems to properly care for patients. The issue is that they do not always have the resources for cutting-edge cyber defenses. 

CIS offers many solutions that can help.

 

Available to All Healthcare Organizations

Security Best Practices for Securing Systems

Systems don't come secure out-of-the-box, but the CIS Benchmarks remove the guesswork from safeguarding systems against today's evolving cyber threats.

Download the prescriptive configuration recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks

 

Security Best Practices for Securing Data

Creating a cybersecurity program can be daunting but with the help of the CIS Critical Security Controls, organizations can get the guidance they need to achieve essential cyber hygiene. 

Start your essential cyber hygiene journey with the CIS Controls

 

Extra Security in the Cloud

Meeting HIPAA requirements while working in the cloud is easy using CIS Hardened Images, which are configured according to CIS Benchmark recommendations.

Check the availability of CIS Hardened Images on all major CSPs

 

Tools and Resources to Help You Start Secure and Stay Secure

CIS SecureSuite is a no-cost Membership that includes integrated cybersecurity tools and resources that help your educational organization implement CIS's community-developed security best practices for securing systems and data.

Apply to access the tools and resources available in CIS SecureSuite

 

Available to Public Healthcare Organizations

Community of IT Professionals in Healthcare and Beyond

The MS-ISAC is a community of IT and cybersecurity professionals tasked with keeping U.S. public organizations safe from cyber threats. This membership provides public healthcare organizations with no-cost and cost-effective services, support, and resources for building and maintaining effective cybersecurity programs, including support from the 24x7x365 CIS Security Operations Center (SOC). 

Improve the cyber defense of your healthcare organization with help from the MS-ISAC

 

Detect Threats Targeting Your Institution

Albert Network Monitoring and Management is an intrusion detection system (IDS) is designed to monitor malicious traffic specific to healthcare organizations like you.

Start monitoring malicious activity with Albert

 

Secure Endpoints in Your Public Healthcare Institution

CIS Endpoint Security Services (ESS) is a solution that will help you identify, detect, respond to, and remediate security incidents and alerts on all of your endpoint devices through standalone and add-on offerings.

Keep endpoints secure with CIS ESS

 

Protect Your Healthcare Organization from Harmful or Malicious Domains

Malicious Domain Blocking and Reporting Plus (MDBR+) is a cloud-based secure DNS service solution provides 24x7x365 protection from known malicious domains harboring malware and other threats.

Keep malicious domains at bay with MDBR+

 

Monitor Institution Devices for Malicious or Anomalous Activity

CIS Managed Security Services (MSS) monitor your healthcare organization's devices for signs of malicious or anomalous activity, eliminate false positives, and escalate only actionable items as an alert to affected organizations.

Start identifying malicious activity with MSS

 

Test the Cyber Defenses of Your Institution

Penetration Testing services simulate a real-world cyber attack so that you can test and improve your public healthcare organization's cyber defenses.

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Audit Your Network, Track Remediation, and More

Vulnerability Assessments will help public healthcare organizations map their networks, prioritize their assets, remediate vulnerabilities, and track remediation efforts.

LEARN HOW AN ASSESSMENT CAN HELP YOUR INSTITUTION

 


Reduce Risk with a Ransomware Defense-in-Depth Strategy

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Webinar: Secure Healthcare Organizations from Ransomware Attacks with CIS and AWS

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SANS Security Awareness Healthcare Training

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