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Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns Facing Healthcare Organizations

Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns Facing Healthcare Organizations

Interested in learning more about cybersecurity concerns facing healthcare organizations? Read more about the top three issues that healthcare organizations face daily. 

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Technology offers the healthcare industry massive benefits but also poses many risks. 

These risks can lead to data breaches that damage the reputation of your company while also forcing you to pay significant fines. Cybercriminals continually devise new schemes to gain access to patient information, and these threats only continue to grow more complex.

However, an outsourced security service provider like Cybriant can play a crucial role in keeping all of your patient information well-protected while ensuring that your IT infrastructure is operating efficiently without any potential security concerns.

Here are the top three cybersecurity issues that healthcare organizations face each day.

#1 Maintaining HIPAA Compliance 

Following all of the HIPAA compliance regulations is a top priority for any healthcare organization. Addressing any potential vulnerabilities and continually assessing your system is essential in keeping Patient Health Information (PHI) secure. An IT service provider gives your company the best protection against cyber criminals while continually looking for ways to improve your IT security. A managed service provider can also create a detailed plan HIPAA compliance checklist to ensure that you avoid cybersecurity incidents that can result in costly violations.

Read more about ComplyCORE. 

#2 Preventing Ransomware and Phishing Scams

A managed IT service provider can play a crucial role in keeping your healthcare company safe from ransomware and phishing scams. These cybersecurity threats can result in significant data breaches while also costing your organization thousands of dollars. Employee security awareness training is one of the most powerful ways to counteract these threats, as it educates employees on the best way to handle a wide range of situations. Cloud computing can also play a key role in preventing the success of a ransomware scheme by allowing you to access data backups from an off-site cloud server.

Cybriant offers PREtect that will help help lay a secure foundation for all cybersecurity issues. Learn more about PREtect here

#3 Keeping Medical Devices Secure from Hackers

Medical devices use the latest technology to provide invaluable services to each patient. However, these medical devices are prone to numerous vulnerabilities, especially with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). A managed service provider can implement various security controls to ensure that these devices remain secure and out of the hands of hackers.

Encrypting communication with these devices and developing authentication services are all key steps in protecting medical devices from malicious threats. An IT service provider can also routinely monitor these devices to ensure that everything is working correctly without any unusual activity.

Consider MDR to keep endpoints secure. 

Cybersecurity Concerns Facing Healthcare

Technology plays a key part in the success of healthcare organizations across the entire globe. Understanding these various cybersecurity concerns facing healthcare is essential in keeping all of your patient data confidential and out of the hands of cybercriminals. A managed IT service provider will ensure that you remain in HIPAA compliance, prevent cybersecurity attacks, and keep all of your medical devices safe from cybercriminals. Staying up to date with the latest tech in the industry and keeping all of your information secure is one of the main advantages of using an IT provider in the healthcare industry.

Find out how Cybriant can help secure your organization, schedule a consultation here. 

 

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How Does a SIEM Work?

How Does a SIEM Work?

How does a SIEM work? You probably know that many organizations utilize a SIEM for compliance and security monitoring reasons. But how does it work? Read on to learn more about the inner workings of a SIEM. 

how does a siem work

SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management and is a software that gives security professionals both insight into and a track record of the actions within their organization’s network. SIEM solutions provide a holistic view of what is happening on a network in real-time and assist IT teams to be more proactive in the battle against security threats.

SIEM technology has been around for more than a decade, originally developing from the log management discipline. It linked security event management (SEM) – which examines log and event data in real-time to provide threat monitoring, event correlation, and incident response – with security information management (SIM) which gathers, analyzes and reports on log data.

It is a solution that aggregates and analyzes activity from many different resources across your entire IT base.

The Need for Data Monitoring

In today’s digital market, it’s necessary to watch and secure your company’s data against increasingly advanced cyber threats. And odds are, your company has more data than ever before. There is no discussion about the fact that attacks on computer systems are steadily on the rise. Coin mining, DDoS, ransomware, malware, botnets, phishing — this is just a small list of the threats those fighting the good fight today are facing.

In addition to complicated tools being used to attack businesses – the attack surface has become much wider due to the development in data traversing our IT infrastructure. The capability to monitor all this data is increasingly becoming a challenge. Luckily, we have security information and event management (SIEM).

How Does a SIEM Work?

SIEM provides two main capabilities to an Incident Response team:

    • Reporting and forensics about security incidents
    • Alerts based on analytics that match a certain rule set, indicating a security issue

At its core, SIEM is a data aggregator, search, and reporting system. SIEM collects enormous amounts of data from your complete networked environment, consolidates and makes that data human accessible. With the data classified and laid out at your fingertips, you can study data security breaches with as much detail as needed.

However, experts say enterprise demand for greater security measures has driven more of the SIEM market in recent years. This is why Managed SIEM has gained popularity. Many IT departments are unable to spend the time necessary to draw the data out of a SIEM that will allow them to properly detect cyber threats.

A Managed SIEM forensics team will identify the activity that could identify a threat to the organization by monitoring a SIEM. The Managed SIEM team will determine the validity of the threat and begin to remediate the threat. SIEMs produce a high amount of alerts based on the fine-tuning of the SIEM. With a team of analysts monitoring a SIEM 24/7, they have the expertise to determine the priority of an alert.

Traditionally larger organizations utilize a SIEM as their foundation for the security strategy. Whether an organizations uses a SIEM or MDR it is important to have a means of monitoring activity to prevent security threats.

What are SIEMs Used For?

Security Monitoring

  • SIEMs help with real-time monitoring of organizational systems for security incidents.
  • A SIEM has a unique perspective on security incidents, because it has access to multiple data sources – for example, it can combine alerts from an IDS with information from an antivirus product. It helps security teams identify security incidents that no individual security tool can see, and help them focus on alerts from security tools that have special significance

Advanced Threat Detection

  • SIEMs can help detect, mitigate and prevent advanced threats, including:
    • Malicious insiders – a SIEM can use browser forensics, network data, authentication, and other data to identify insiders planning or carrying out an attack
    • Data exfiltration (sensitive data illicitly transferred outside the organization) – a SIEM can pick up data transfers that are abnormal in their size, frequency or payload
    • Outside entities, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) – a SIEM can detect early warning signals indicating that an outside entity is carrying out a focused attack or long-term campaign against the organization

Forensics and Incident Response

  • SIEMs can help security analysts realize that a security incident is taking place, triage the event and define immediate steps for remediation.
  • Even if an incident is known to security staff, it takes time to collect data to fully understand the attack and stop it – SIEM can automatically collect this data and significantly reduce response time. When security staff discovers a historic breach or security incident that needs to be investigated, SIEMs provide rich forensic data to help uncover the kill chain, threat actors and mitigation.

Compliance Reporting and Auditing

  • SIEMs can help organizations prove to auditors and regulators that they have the proper safeguards in place and that security incidents are known and contained.
  • Many early adopters of SIEMs used it for this purpose – aggregating log data from across the organization and presenting it in audit-ready format. Modern SIEMs automatically provide the monitoring and reporting necessary to meet standards like HIPAA, PCI/DSS, SOX, FERPA, and HITECH.

Benefits of Managed SIEM

There are many reasons to consider Managed SIEM including:

  • Finding and maintaining experienced SIEM/SOC Security Analysts is NOT EASY (and also expensive)
  • You could build it, but it will take much longer than outsourcing to a professional security services provider like Cybriant
  • You are getting everything from an MSSP only at a fraction of what you could spend internally
  • Scalable and Flexible
  • Greater Threat Intelligence – We’ve been doing this awhile and we’ve seen a lot of things.

Without the proper planning and expectations around people and processes up front, the odds of achieving even the minimal capabilities of a SIEM solution are slim to none.

Find out more about this on “Is Managed SIEM right for me?”

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How Can Managed Security Services Improve Your Business?

How Can Managed Security Services Improve Your Business?

Hackers are targeting your business. How can you stop them? Do you have a team of cyber security analysts to monitor your networks and ensure no bad guys are getting through? If not, consider Managed Security Services including Managed SIEM and/or Managed Detection and Response.

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Improve Your Business with Managed Security Services

There are so many benefits of managed security services. Here are a few ways that outsourcing the management of your security monitoring could potentially improve your business: 

Compliance Made Easy – Do you have stringent compliance requirements? Most companies do. A SIEM will help you meet the security logging requirements, but don’t stop there. When you outsource the management of a SIEM, you have the expertise on hand of a team of security analysts that are watching your network around the clock.

Learn Where Attacks Come From – Insider threats are becoming more and more common. It’s vital to understand where cyber threats come from so you can understand how to alleviate them. Our MDR solution will help stop malware in its tracks when a user mistakenly clicks on a phishing link.

Managed SIEM

With a managed SIEM solution, all activity from systems, devices, and applications are logged in a central repository. Our team helps analyze potential threats that are identified and notify you when action needs to be taken. By tracking all processes, our team is able to detect malicious activities, and use behavioral AI technology to respond at top speed.

MDR

We can detect and stop file-based malware, scripts, weaponized documents, lateral movement, file-less malware, and even zero-days.

Learn About Threats on Your Systems – Our MDR solution uses AI so when a credible threat is detected, our team will retrieve the process history and analyze the chain of events in real-time and determine the validity of the threat. Once identified, the malicious activity is immediately stopped in its tracks and our team guides you through the remediation. This remediation process provides astonishing insight into the data of the threat.

You’ll be able to help your organization reduce their attack surface by learning how you’ve been compromised.

More Benefits of Managed Security Services

Executive Reporting and Compliance Reporting – While most SIEM solutions provide out of the box reporting, they tend to leave much to be desired. Our managed SIEM team will provide custom reports based on your needs. No matter whether its HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, or any other compliance regulation, reporting is critical in today’s data-sensitive world. By using our Managed SIEM service, our team is able to apply constant vigilance on any security issues that may be problematic in terms of compliance.

Cyber Threat Remediation – Many IT departments are overwhelmed at the number of alerts that come in when attempting to manage a SIEM internally. When you outsource the management of your SIEM, our team will help reduce the number of false alerts, tune your SIEM so critical alerts are addressed immediately, and we’ll help you remediate the threat. Outsourcing security services will expand your team to an around the clock team of cybersecurity experts that will walk your through cyber threat remediation.

Specialist Expertise – The cybersecurity skills shortage is still rampant. By outsourcing the management of your SIEM, you are not only benefitting from SIEM technologies, but also the access to genuine cybersecurity expertise. Our team is immersed in cybersecurity threats daily and we are well-equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any threats.

Customer Confidence Equifax, Capital One, and so many others have hit the headlines with the unfortunate news of a breach. Customer confidence is lower than ever after these attacks. Many small companies go out of business after a major cyber attack. When you work with an experienced company with an excellent reputation, like Cybriant, you show your customers that you take the security of their data seriously.

If you aren’t ready to jump into a managed service, consider our Incident Response and Containment service. When you are attacked, you’ll have a team of experts ready to response and remediate.

Consider PREtect for Managed Security Services

MDR vs. EDR: What is the Difference?

MDR vs. EDR: What is the Difference?

MDR vs. EDR? Both MDR and EDR are focused on the protection of your endpoints, but what is the difference in the services, and which one is the best for you?

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You may have noticed that we recently launched a MDR service: Managed Detection and Remediation – formerly known as Managed EDR. The reason for this change is because our services offers a much more in-depth remediation aspect than a traditional EDR or Endpoint Detection and Response service.

What is Managed EDR?

EDR is typically considered next-generation antivirus that is focused on endpoints or hosts. EDR depends on a software agent that is installed on endpoint and sends information to a centralized database for analysis. As a Managed EDR, our team would analyze your data and potentially stop any malware threats.

EDR was an excellent progression from antivirus because you could record and store user behaviors and events on endpoints. Plus, with a managed service, if a user clicked on a phishing email, we stopped malware before it could execute.

While the service is still very similar, we consider EDR the “Lite” version of MDR. Take a look and consider why MDR might be right for you.

What is Managed Detection and Remediation?

We’ve taken EDR to the next level so we not only detect intrusions malware, and malicious activity on your network, we will assist you to eliminate and mitigate those threats. It is vital that we include a small piece of software on every device you would like track, but the software we use is lightest available. Your users won’t even know it’s there.

The software is important but the most vital part of the our MDR service is the team of analysts that watch your network 24/7. We eliminate false positives and identify real security threats. Our team reduces the time to detection to hours if not minutes. Plus, we help you mediate and remove the threat.

Hackers are getting better and better at what they do, and new threats are discovered daily. With MDR, we can take security monitoring to the next level with MDR as this service is designed to address threats that bypass traditional controls. While many organizations focus on securing their perimeter, most do not know what happens to threats once they enter their system.

Our team utilizes AI, machine learning, and behavioral analysis as well as on our internal expertise to find and eliminate those threats.

Remediation is Key

Alerting you that there is a problem on your network is no help unless you know how to fix it. With our MDR service, once a threat is identified, the malicious activity is immediately stopped in its tracks and our team guides you through the remediation. This remediation process provides astonishing insight into the data of the threat.

You’ll be able to help your organization reduce their attack surface by learning how you’ve been compromised.

Is MDR Right for You?

If you want to protect your organization, but don’t have the staff or abilities to watch your systems around the clock, then this service is right for you.

With MDR from Cybriant, our security analysts monitor your endpoints 24/7 and filter out false positives. You’ll receive the alerts when relevant threats are detected along with advice and insight from our cyber security team to help you mitigate and respond to the threat.

As an extension of your team, our experts will investigate, triage, and remediate security events and provide executive-level reporting. Remediation may reveal dormant or trojan threat actors that evade network and endpoint detection solutions. Our MDR solution includes leveraging the talents of our experienced team as well as next-generation antivirus and EDR tools that utilize AI.

The MDR service from Cybriant will allow you to protect your organization’s data and reduce your threat landscape against the most advanced threats.

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2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide

2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide

Containing and managing cybersecurity threats in 2020 may be the most important strategic plan you create prior to the end of 2019.

2020 cybersecurity planning guide

2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide

As we are coming to an end of a record-breaking year for data breaches and exposed records,  your organization must be planning on doing everything they can to protect the integrity of your data.

There were 5,183 data breaches reported with 7.9 billion records exposed in just the first nine months of this year, according to Risk Based Security, which tracks publicly reported breaches. That’s an increase of 33.3% in breaches and 112% in total records over the same period in 2018.

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While financial gain was behind 75% of the cyber attacks in 2019, it seems data exposure is just a normal part of our daily life.

Planning for Your Organization’s Needs

When you create your security strategy, you want to have an ideal guide or model of how a healthy organization is ran. We have simplified this process with our 2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide. Not only will you be able to see the common challenges we’ve seen from over 800 clients, you will see how we have helped them overcome those challenges.

When you understand the challenges you are facing, how do you build a strategy to defend against those challenges? In our 2020 Cybersecurity planning guide we’ll share how the common components of a cybersecurity strategy and how to get easily get that strategy into action.

No matter the size of your organization, everyone needs to plan for the cybersecurity trends that may be an issue in 2020. When you lay the groundwork to meet these unfortunate trends, you are prepared for anything that may come your way.

Take a look at those trends in the 2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide – Download Today.

2020 Cybersecurity Planning Guide