Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection for Healthcare
Healthcare organizations need a more effective solution for endpoint-security – one that delivers “prevention first” to stop known and unknown threats in their tracks while also helping organizations address their broader security, digital transformation and business-level issues.
Endpoint-Security Concerns for Healthcare
In a recent survey of healthcare IT leaders, “deploying effective advanced endpoint protection to stop malware like ransomware” ranked second. That was behind “educating employees on cyber risks like phishing,” as the greatest vulnerability for attacks. Also, respondents designated unmanaged endpoints as the area in which they considered their organizations least prepared to stop cyber attacks.
Endpoints Becoming a Key Battleground
In addition to these program-wide business issues, several IT trends are driving the need for greater attention and more effective endpoint-security. One example is the steady growth of user/clinician mobility in healthcare environments, a trend that is significantly increasing the quantity and diversity of endpoints requiring support.
The proliferation of connected medical devices. The internet of medical things is increasing the quantity and diversity of computing endpoints, with the added complication that many of these devices are highly vulnerable and/or resource-constrained.
Rising use of cloud services. Software and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings (e.g., for practice management, electronic medical records, revenue cycle management- RCM and general productivity) remove points of enterprise control, thereby increasing the importance of those that remain, such as endpoints.
Changing the application landscape. A similar shift toward the endpoint also results from embracing modern app architectures (e.g., containers/microservices) and development techniques that increase the difficulty of establishing and maintaining adequate security at the application end of the equation.
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