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Health Tech is the next frontier for Innovation. A spate of new technologies and technology aimed at expediting and personalizing patient care can have unintended consequences, leaving the organization vulnerable to a slew of new threats.

Overview
Health Tech

Overview Health Tech

The Healthcare industry has seen significant changes as a result of new technology and digitization. Across their complicated infrastructure, many healthcare organizations collect and store patient data (for example; cloud storage). Any firm can be harmed by inadvertently storing sensitive data.

Because so many firms are now working remotely, data security is often at high risk. As a result, every data-driven firm must recognise the need of periodically reviewing its current security posture and closing all gaps and vulnerabilities. The latest outbreak of COVID-19, in particular, has proven to be a lucrative opportunity for cyber attackers to use the coronavirus to attract targets and install malware to steal data. Read More...

How Crucial is Data Security in the Health Tech Sector?

The practice of preserving corporate data and preventing data loss due to illegal access is known as data security. The Purpose of Data Security is

trust

Safeguard your brand, increase consumer trust, and avoid Data Breaches.

regulations

To abide by the law’s requirements, policies, and regulations.

Data Breaches through various Mediums

VENDOR’s SITE (APIs)

API is a piece of software that allows two programs to communicate with one another. Microsoft Power Apps administrative interface exposed the data of 47 enterprises totaling 38 million personal records.

OWN ASSETS

Many medical websites have security weaknesses that allow sensitive information to be exposed. Due to this leak, all assets and vulnerabilities across your entire attack surface would be exposed.

SPOOF DOMAIN

Several pieces of equipment have spoof or forged websites, which can make attaining the security goals of integrity, confidentiality, and availability difficult.

PHISHING ATTACKS

An attempt to obtain usernames, passwords, or medical data for malicious purposes through password leakage or inducing users to click links to fraudulent websites.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Data Breach can occur because of misconfiguration of basic settings such as cloud, firewalls, or servers. If there is any data leakage, it can be easily retrieved.

Comply With Regulations

cdsco
Rule 1

The Government has published the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.

It covers the protection of sensitive personal data or information of a person, such as passwords, medical records, and history.

MeitY
Rule 2

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is a government-run organization and (Rule 67K) (3) is applied In India.

An E-Pharmacy site must be built which is intended to keep the information they've gathered as localized as possible.

Process for Establishing a Secure Environment

To guarantee that patient data is always safe and accessible, focus your remediation efforts on the vulnerabilities that pose the most risk. Calculate critical reporting metrics to aid in the optimization of your security strategy and communication of your security team's effectiveness.

For cybersecurity in medical device regulation, risk analyses should focus on assessing the risk of patient harm by considering.

The exploitability of the cybersecurity vulnerability

The severity of patient harm if the vulnerability were to be exploited.

External network vulnerability assessment and internal network vulnerability assessment are two types of network vulnerability assessments.

Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment - It assists in determining how readily and freely attackers can move laterally through your network following an external compromise.

External Network Vulnerability Assessment - It not only aids in the prevention and detection of cyber-attacks, but also uncovers flaws in your network's internet-facing assets, such as mail, web, and FTP servers.

Secure Environment

How can one fix this?

Data Breaches to be fixed by the below-mentioned suggestions

To remedy the data breach, a comprehensive Source Code Review is required. Secure code review is a manual or automated technique for examining the source code of an application. The purpose of this audit is to find any security flaws or vulnerabilities that may exist. Among other things, code review especially searches for logical vulnerabilities and assesses how well the specification was implemented.

A Penetration Test, often known as a pen test, is an attempt to assess the security of an IT infrastructure by exploiting weaknesses in a safe manner.Something we encourage (Web Application, IT Infra, Medical Device, Cloud Security Testing, API Testing). The test is run to find flaws, as well as strengths that would allow a thorough risk assessment to be carried out.

Risk reduction is a method for a firm to get ready for potential hazards and decrease their impact. At this stage, we produce several risk-mitigation options, evaluate them, and then prepare and implement action plans. The most significant threats must be dealt with as quickly as feasible.

In spoof domain, an attacker uses a false website or email domain to pose as a well-known company or person in an effort to gain the trust of their target audience. DMARC which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication and Reporting Protocol. Its purpose is to allow email domain owners to secure their domain from unlawful use.

Phishing is a form of social engineering assault that's frequently used to obtain user information, such as login credentials and credit card details. One must be ready with Phishing Awareness Solutions such as being aware of any emails requesting sensitive information or a URL that requires authentication. Security awareness training for personnel using tools like ThreatCop is a must.

What can we do to make a difference?

These are only a few of the numerous high-risk flaws in medical devices. Malicious actors exploiting these flaws can result in a variety of disastrous outcomes.

Conducting a periodic VAPT for medical devices is the most effective method of removing vulnerabilities in these devices. This can assist you in identifying critical vulnerabilities that must be addressed right away to prevent threat actors from exploiting them.

  • Detailed Report of Testing
  • Certificate of VAPT of validity
  • Manual Testing (Grey Box)
  • Recommendations
  • Alerts on vulnerabilities
  • On-call Consultation throughout
  • To meet the regulatory requirement
  • A DMARC Solution
  • Phishing simulation awareness

FAQ's

Why are Compliance and Risk management strategies crucial for HealthTech?

Risk management and compliance go hand in one: While risk management helps protect companies against hazards that could result in non-compliance—in itself a risk—compliance with established rules and regulations can protect enterprises from a variety of specific dangers.

One may strengthen the technology defense against the visibly expensive breaches by investing in security awareness training. Setting your personnel on a road to becoming more security-conscious is the only option because technology defenses require human involvement.

By lowering consumer financial barriers, the health tech sector increases demand for technology and encourages suppliers to offer a more expensive range of services.

IOMT devices can be safeguarded by following the below steps -
a) All IoT devices controlled and unmanaged clinical and non-clinical need to be discovered
b) Continual monitoring is used to evaluate the danger of all devices.
c) Set policies that only permit trusted behavior, then enforce them.
d. Prevent any alleged IoT attacks.

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