The healthcare sector is in crisis. Stolen healthcare records are worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the black market and hackers are following the cash. A recent Ponemon report estimates that data breaches cost the healthcare industry $6.2 billion over the last two years, as some 79 percent of healthcare organizations were hit with two or more data breaches. Today, more than one third of the U.S. population is a victim of stolen healthcare information.
Still, most healthcare organizations remain vulnerable to the very same kinds of attacks that have dogged the industry over the last two years. Insider threats and cyber criminals intent on gaining unauthorized access to patient medical records continue to threaten an industry that is unprepared to protect critical patient data. In an effort to bring Securonix solutions to an industry that is desperately in need of a paradigm shift, Securonix is working with the healthcare industry’s leading CISOs, service providers and system integrators.
Last week, Securonix met with security leaders from the healthcare industry at the National Health ISAC Fall Conference. Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar led a panel discussion along with Greg Stewart and Dave Michaels from Pfizer and Michael Allred from Intermountain Healthcare. Together they shared how behavior analytics, machine learning, and big data are enabling healthcare organizations to detect insider threats, fraud, cyber attacks and data theft with unprecedented accuracy.