The path to Zero Trust and Passwordless in Healthcare

Healthcare

Recent years show that cybercriminals do not discriminate when choosing their target. Even during the pandemic, many hospitals have become victims of vicious cyberattacks. Therefore, the concept of security in the healthcare industry must extend beyond the physical well-being of patients and employees. People responsible for technology in hospitals and clinics need to ensure that all the data is safe. Since security breaches usually expose sensitive information, such as medical records and financial details, fixing the aftermath of a breach can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.

Implementing technical safety measures, such as anti-viruses and filters, is the necessary minimum. However, these mechanisms may still fail in the face of a well-planned and personalized attack. Therefore, hospitals should introduce strong authentication to protect their data from being compromised.

At Secfense, we have built technology that deploys strong authentication in a matter of minutes. It is called User Access Security Broker.

No developers, no contractors, and no third-party codes are required; therefore, there is no risk of a vendor-lock. The Secfense broker enables strong authentication in any app without meddling with the code.

Why Should Hospitals Introduce Strong Authentication?

Recent years show that cybercriminals do not discriminate when choosing their target. Even during the pandemic, many hospitals have become victims of vicious cyberattacks. Therefore, the concept of security in the healthcare industry must extend beyond the physical well-being of patients and employees. People responsible for technology in hospitals and clinics need to ensure that all the data is safe. Since security breaches usually expose sensitive information, such as medical records and financial details, fixing the aftermath of a breach can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.

Strong authentication, also known as multi-factor authentication, requires the user to authenticate with two or more factors.

Common Types Of Cyber Attacks On Healthcare Institutions

Cyberattacks can come in a variety of forms, the most common being:

Ransomware and other types of malware

Phishing

Distributed denial of service

Man-in-the-middle attacks

Healthcare IT can rely on strong authentication to increase the security of data.

In order to increase data security, Healthcare IT can rely on strong authentication. There are many ways to deploy strong authentication. Feel free to schedule a call with us to learn about available options.

How can Improving Cybersecurity Benefit your Healthcare Facility

It is hard to overstate the importance of strong authentication. Strong cybersecurity is paramount when it comes to minimizing the risks and avoiding the costs that come with data breaches.

Important benefits of improving cybersecurity

Build a More Risk Aware Team
Implementing security enhancements will grow risk awareness in employees. By giving them the tools and information, organizations empower staff and reduce the likelihood of a digital breach.

Assess The Current Security Setup
Introducing new security measures is a perfect opportunity to take a step back and examine the current setup. Hackers constantly design new attack methods, which can make outdated security platforms useless.

When deploying strong authentication, it is important to examine the currently used tools. If some of the current measures have major flaws, you should consider upgrading them.

Enhance Security with Effective Authentication Methods
Instead of protecting passwords and logins, you can deploy strong authentication and safeguard access directly with 2FA, thus ensuring hackers will not get through even if traditional login credentials are compromised. For this reason alone, strong authentication is set to become the next gold security standard, with FIDO2 being the best option available.

Introducing FIDO2 (also known as WebAuthn) means choosing the safest existing authentication method. With this solution implemented, apart from using a conventional password, your employees will also need to provide a FIDO2 key or a local authenticator to log in.

Until recently, deploying FIDO2 was a lengthy and expensive process. Now, with a broker from Secfense, you can set up FIDO2 in a fast and cost-effective way. Schedule a call to learn how Secfense can enhance security in your organization.

Why is FIDO2 the Best Authentication Method Available?

Recent years show that cybercriminals do not discriminate when choosing their target. Even during the pandemic, many hospitals have become victims of vicious cyberattacks. Therefore, the concept of security in the healthcare industry must extend beyond the physical well-being of patients and employees. People responsible for technology in hospitals and clinics need to ensure that all the data is safe. Since security breaches usually expose sensitive information, such as medical records and financial details, fixing the aftermath of a breach can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.

At Secfense, we have built technology that deploys strong authentication in a matter of minutes. It is called User Access Security Broker.

No developers, no contractors, and no third-party codes are required; therefore, there is no risk of a vendor-lock. The Secfense broker enables strong authentication in any app without meddling with the code.

Recent years show that cybercriminals do not discriminate when choosing their target. Even during the pandemic, many hospitals have become victims of vicious cyberattacks. Therefore, the concept of security in the healthcare industry must extend beyond the physical well-being of patients and employees. People responsible for technology in hospitals and clinics need to ensure that all the data is safe. Since security breaches usually expose sensitive information, such as medical records and financial details, fixing the aftermath of a breach can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.

Implementing Strong 2FA In The Healthcare Facility

In addition to conventional attacks, hackers may use a variety of tools to target healthcare facilities. Implementing strong authentication will improve staff’s awareness and reduce attack risks.

It is possible to set up strong authentication within minutes. Schedule a discovery call and we will show you how to deploy 2FA in a fast and easy way.

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Testimonials

„We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.”

Krzysztof Słotwiński

Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

“Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.”

Dariusz Pitala

Head of IT

MPEC S.A.