With the huge increase in healthcare data breaches at major pharmaceutical corporations, government agencies and healthcare companies in recent years, it has become necessary for organizations in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries (Life Sciences) to take note and be prepared for possible cybersecurity attacks.

Cybersecurity for Healthcare Companies

More so than most other industries, the WannaCry Ransomware attack in May 2017, has caused Life Science and Pharma companies to think seriously about the current security processes they have in place. The cost of loss of Intellectual Property (IP) and/or confidential patient data could be staggering and many healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are struggling to figure out how vulnerable their systems are and what to do next to prevent such horrific and unthinkable attacks.

Pharmaceutical Information Security

For Pharmaceutical companies, any compromises to the manufacturing system can result in a loss of integrity and availability of the physical process. This could open the door to safety issues, a breach in regulations, huge monetary outlays, and severe reputational damage.

Similar risks apply to the medical device industry. Endangerment to the design, programming or implementation of a medical device, such as an insulin pump or anything interconnected to such devices, could result in questionable device integrity and potential harm, or even loss of life to patients if a firm were exploited in a cyber-attack.

With so much patient/physician professional internet education going on today BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) adds fear of vulnerabilities to IP through a wireless device that has logged in to a large healthcare system.

IP and Data Protection Across the East Coast

At JDL Group we understand the gravity of keeping your IP and data safe, your patients’ and physicians’ personal information completely secure, and your network protected from attack while insuring seamless operations. Together with our industry partners we bring the expertise you need and work with your IT and Management teams to:

  • Assess your compliance and security issues
  • Find and remediate risks
  • Deal with demanding statutory & compliance requirements, such as HIPAA
  • Protect all of your critical operating systems
  • Train your staff to be responsive to possible cyber attacks
  • Update systems and procedures regularly
  • Monitor all security systems around the clock
  • Offer data loss prevention and backup recovery
  • Leverage industry recognized certified staff and provide sound security solutions
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If your pharmaceutical company or healthcare organization isn’t making ransomware protection a priority, consider the following statistics. The first quarter of 2017 saw more than 218,000 mobile ransomware files hit the public, a 250% increase over the first quarter of 2016.
Experts predict the total costs stemming from ransomware attacks could exceed $5 billion by the end of this year.

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The endpoint attack chain simplified

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2018/05/03/the-endpoint-attack-chain-simplified/ A comprehensive, defense in depth strategy using layers of overlapping protection has proven to be one of the best approaches to cybersecurity. This is why studying the attack chain, or cyber kill chain, to understand the different steps attackers take, is so crucial.