WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Guardian today announced its new Managed Security Program for Healthcare, which provides a fully managed security program for resource-constrained hospitals, regional healthcare systems, providers and other healthcare organizations. The program reduces the risk of breaches that have been plaguing the healthcare industry by accurately identifying and securing protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) from purposeful data theft, misuse and accidental disclosure.
The need for data loss prevention (DLP) in the healthcare industry has reached an all-time high as data breaches continue to increase at an alarming rate. In 2017, there were 372 breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), with 3,286,498 records lost or stolen impacting 14,679,461 Americans.i In addition, unlike any other industries, trusted healthcare employees outnumber external threat actors by more than 2:1 ratio when it comes to risk of data loss in healthcare.ii
DLP is one of the most powerful and important technologies to protect PHI from accidental loss or theft by healthcare professionals, but to be effective it has to be implemented as a program. Digital Guardian’s Managed Security Program for Healthcare uses a programmatic approach that combines a proven combination of people, process and technology.
According to respondents in KLAS’ Data Loss Prevention 2017 Report Digital Guardian was rated highest among vendors in its ability to accurately identify PHI. According to KLAS, Digital Guardian “helps to trim out false positives by having a high level of customization for rules and robust fingerprinting capabilities, which allow providers to pinpoint PHI at a very precise level.”iii Equally important to healthcare organizations, Digital Guardian’s enterprise DLP has been fully integrated with the leading EHR systems – including Epic, Cerner and Meditech.
In addition to accurately identifying and protecting organizations’ sensitive data, Digital Guardian’s Managed Security Program delivers:
- Fast Time to Value: MSP subscribers don’t need to hire additional staff or procure technology at their organization
- Cost Effective: A low monthly subscription replaces costly capital expenditures on software and hardware
- HIPAA Compliance and More: Go beyond compliance and improve overall security through programmatic best practices
“Healthcare CISOs and security professionals now understand HIPAA compliance does not equal data security; new controls are needed,” said Mark Stevens, senior vice president of global services, Digital Guardian. “With Digital Guardian’s Managed Security Program for Healthcare, organizations can rapidly reduce their risk of data leakage and strengthen their security posture without adding any additional staff or internal technology resources.”
To learn more about Digital Guardian’s Managed Security Program for Healthcare please visit here.
Digital Guardian will also be exhibiting at HIMSS18. Visit us at booth 8600, kiosk 48 to learn more about Digital Guardian, including its Managed Security Program for Healthcare, as well as live product demonstrations.
About Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian provides the industry’s only data protection platform that is purpose built to stop data theft from both insider threats and external adversaries. The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints, mobile devices and cloud applications and is buttressed by a big data security analytics cloud service, to make it easier to see and block all threats to sensitive information. For almost 15 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment. Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness combined with behavioral threat detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the pace of your business. To learn more please visit: https://digitalguardian.com/
i 2017 Largest Healthcare Data Breaches, HIPPA Journal; https://www.hipaajournal.com/largest-healthcare-data-breaches-2017/
ii Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report; http://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/2017/
iii KLAS Data Loss Prevention 2017 Report, December 2017, by Garrett Hall and Dan Czech