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              Healthcare Information Under Siege

              Assisting in the Design and Implementation of a Strategic Information Security Program

              Recent security events in the healthcare industry have created a heightened awareness of potential threats to the electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), for which they are responsible to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

              The effort to protect this information can no longer be sufficiently addressed through the pursuit of HIPAA Regulation compliance alone.

              According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 44 percent of all registered data breaches in 2013 targeted medical companies. Furthermore, the number of information security breaches reported by healthcare providers soared by 60 percent from 2013 to 2014—more than double the increase seen in other industries—with financial losses up by a stunning 282 percent, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015.

              The healthcare industry must center their vision on the security controls and policies necessary to provide the "Optimum Security." While it is impossible to ensure this information will never be compromised, a strong security program, with the goal of continuous oversight and proactive remediation, offers the greatest level of security and reduces the liability of the organization.

              This five page brief describes how SecureWorks' core solutions can assist your healthcare organization in the design, implementation, and continuous oversight of a Strategic Information Security Program aimed at "Optimum Security" for your operational environment.

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