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An ounce of prevention for the healthcare industry

Security assessments for hospitals, clinics, and practices

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry. Unfortunately, many hospitals, clinics and practices still rely on aging computer systems that lack the latest security features.

Last year, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center became the poster child for vulnerability when a malware attack resulted in a $17,000 ransom being paid to hackers in order to regain control of their systems.

Phishing scams are also on the rise, putting billing information, social security numbers, birth dates, policy numbers, and diagnosis codes at risk. That data can be used to forge fake IDs to buy medical equipment or prescription drugs that can be resold. Taken a step further, it can be used to file phony claims with insurers.

To make matters worse, medical identity theft isn’t as easily detected as fraudulent credit card transactions, which are often flagged and canceled by banks before a cardholder is even aware of the incident.

We have to assume that cybercrime isn’t going away anytime soon, but Zones can help you with a number of tools that improve the safety, compliancy, and security of your systems.

Our Zones Discovery Services (ZDS) team leverages a simple, non-intrusive, agentless technology designed to provide IT infrastructure insight, discovery, and analytics. ZDS will rapidly discover all hardware and software assets at every IP address in your environment – regardless of operating system. There are two ways to deploy ZDS: We can run a one-time analysis and report on the status of your infrastructure, or deliver ongoing services that include multiple benefits.

Zones’ HIPAA Security Assessment is an in-depth appraisal of your organization’s adherence to existing policies and industry best practices.

Zones offers a PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Compliance Audit which will allow you to recognize and investigate the requirements for PCI compliance without performing a full scan, which is both costly and time consuming.

Vulnerabilities in network security will remain a top concern for the healthcare industry. Zones can help you develop a comprehensive network and data security platform and get the ball rolling with solutions that cover PCI/DSS and HIPPA compliance.

Your Zones account executive can give you a full rundown on the most effective assessment offerings for your specific environment.

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