Life Science Security & Compliance
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. 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.
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.
As well, with so much patient and physician/professional internet education going on today there is the added fear of vulnerabilities to IP through a wireless device that has logged in to a large healthcare system.
At JDL Group we understand the gravity of keeping your IP and data safe, your patients’ and physicians’ personal information completely secure, and your manufacturing establishment 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.
- Is your pharmaceutical company or healthcare organization prepared and protected from cyberattacks and ransomware?
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- Have an Incident Response Plan for a ransomware attack
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Many law firms are now asking, “What do we do to keep our systems and data safe and keep something terrible from happening to us?” There is a simple answer…work with an IT company that can build and maintain an enterprise security program (ESP), and then appropriately manage the firm’s digital assets.
It is important to realize that there are unique conditions in the life sciences industry that lead to complex information security practices above and beyond those expected in other fields.
With the rampant growth in cybercrime, it’s no longer a question of if CPAs, their clients, or their organization will become a victim, but when. Prevention of the compromise to their information assets makes this issue a priority.
In the world of financial services and banking the countless laws and regulatory rules with which financial institutions must comply are very complex and challenging. From the application security point of view, all of these requirements need to be focused on protecting consumer information and accounts.
Today’s schools and places of higher education face numerous regulations, guidelines, and protocols that must be met in order for students, faculty and staff to safely utilize networked resources and to secure educational assets such as student records, research data and meet internal policy requirements. JDL Group is Minority & Women Owned Enterprise and a certified SBA Women Owned Small Business.
Federal, state, and local government agencies, along with countless organizations that provide services to them, process vast amounts of data and sensitive personal information. They are confronted with an increasing number of governance, risk, and compliance regulations that often hinder their day-to-day operations. JDL Group is Minority & Women Owned Enterprise and a certified SBA Women Owned Small Business.