Security, privacy, and compliance concerns have historically gated or impeded the adoption of beneficial new technologies by healthcare. With disruptive ransomware attacks and breaches on the rise, data security is a leading priority for many healthcare organizations. With hardware-enhanced security solutions across thirteen key security capabilities, Intel is improving the usability, robustness, and TCO of security solutions across the entire healthcare IT spectrum.
With Electronic Health Records (EHR), mobile apps, tablets and a growing list of devices generating data, how do you protect your organizations sensitive health data? With Intel’s industry leading end-to-end hardware and software security solutions.
Healthcare Security Readiness Program:
Reduce breach risk while enabling the adoption of new technologies that improve patient care.
Healthcare Security: Ransomware and Breaches on the Rise
Ransomware is now a billion dollar a year crime and growing, causing severe disruption to Health and Life Sciences (HLS) organizations. Often seen by hackers as vulnerable targets due to lagging security, nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a security breach over the last two years.
The global average total cost of a data breach is now $3.62 million USD, with healthcare having the highest per capita cost across all industries at $380 USD per patient record.1 Ransomware infections such as the WannaCry attack in May 2017 severely disrupted HLS critical infrastructure worldwide as encrypted patient information became unavailable, compromising patient care, and forcing many HLS organizations to direct patients elsewhere.2 In 2016 ransomware payments were expected to exceed $1 billion USD, according to the FBI.3 Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion USD in 2017, up over 1,400% from $325 million USD in 20154, making cybercrime and ransomware increasingly lucrative and likely to continue to grow going forward.
Many breaches and ransomware attacks are untargeted, opportunistic, and tend to affect HLS organizations that are lagging in cybersecurity and relatively vulnerable. However, HLS organizations typically don’t know how their security compares with the industry and peers, and if they are lagging and relatively vulnerable.
Intel Healthcare Security Readiness Program: Benchmarking Security and Enabling Proactive Remediation of Gaps
With over 168 HLS organizations across nine countries participating in the Intel Healthcare Security Readiness Program, healthcare organizations can benchmark their security against the healthcare industry and peer organizations of a similar locale, focus, and size.
This confidential healthcare security benchmark includes maturity, readiness and priorities across eight key types of breaches including ransomware, and security capabilities across 42 key safeguards.
Through this engagement HLS organizations can see how their security compares, whether their organization is lagging, on par, or leading peers and the industry, whether they may be over or under prioritizing, and if they have a gap in a specific security capability whether this is common or if they are lagging in implementing that capability.
This engagement takes the form of a one-hour workshop conducted by Intel or one of our partner organizations, and is confidential, and complimentary (no cost to the HLS organization). This information can help both HLS healthcare security teams prioritize future security initiatives, as well as help them rally support from their stakeholders to allocate resources to address gaps.
HLS organizations worldwide that work with sensitive patient information are eligible to participate in this program including providers, payers, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, revenue cycle, and business associates or data processors.
Learn About Opportunities to Participate in the Intel Healthcare Security Readiness Program
Whether you are an HLS organization and would like to learn more about this program and opportunities to engage in a security readiness workshop, or if you are helping HLS organizations with security and may be interested in working with Intel as a partner in this program, visit the Intel Healthcare Security Readiness Program to see the Program Overview, a sample Security Readiness Report, Industry Level Results, and contact information for how to engage.
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