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THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY HAS CONSISTENTLY FOUND ITSELF CAUGHT IN THE CROSS-HAIRS OF CYBER ADVERSARIES. WHY?

It is simple. Healthcare records, including patient health information (PHI) and patient personally identifiable information (PII), are incredibly valuable: their underground value is now worth 10 times more than credit card numbers.Remarkable advances in medicine are matched by the dramatic rise in the amount of data being created and stored as a result.

The situation is only made more complex and more riskier by the need for healthcare providers and practitioners to share more data across organizations. The healthcare industry suffered more data breaches in 2015 than any other sector, with more than 100 million people directly affected in the U.S. alone. The identity Theft Resource Center, reported that for 2016, the healthcare sector accounted for 36% of total breaches through September. Clearly, healthcare is and will continue to be a very attractive target for cyber criminals.

IT security professionals involved in the industry are challenged, as evidenced in the 2016 HIMSS Cyber Security Survey. The majority of respondents clearly want to implement more innovative and advanced security tools to protect against tomorrow’s security threats and vulnerabilities. But a lack of experienced and skilled cybersecurity staff makes it difficult to respond and mitigate attacks. The report makes it amply evident: respondents need the ability to simultaneously address both commodity threats and more advanced attacks.

A NEW APPROACH:
NEXT GENERATION ENDPOINT PROTECTION FOR HEALTCHARE

The nature of cybersecurity problems facing the healthcare industry has changed radically, but the solutions have not. All of the major security providers were still relying on outdated 1990s architecture and were myopically focused on stopping malware. But the problem was no longer just about the malware. In fact, malware is only responsible for four out of every 10 attacks. What about the other 60 percent? This is where the adversaries use techniques and tools that step beyond malware. Adversaries are extremely skilled, often well-funded and outsmart and bypass malware-based defenses. It is clear that a new approach is needed – one that would address the malware problem more effectively and also step beyond that to stop non-malware attacks.

To solve the problem, CrowdStrike had to create a new endpoint protection platform from the ground up. Protecting endpoints was critical, because that’s where the data resides in any organization, and it’s exactly where attacks are focused. Once the endpoint is breached, adversaries can move laterally within your network with relative ease, and quietly siphon off your valuable data and compromise your intellectual property for months, sometimes years, without fear of detection.

CrowdStrike’s core technology, the CrowdStrike FalconTM platform, stops breaches by preventing and responding to all attack types – both malware and malware-free.

CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify three crucial elements: next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all powered by intelligence and uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single integrated solution.

At the heart of the Falcon platform is the patent-pending CrowdStrike Threat GraphTM to analyze and correlate billions of events in real time, providing complete protection and five-second visibility across all endpoints. Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the top 10 healthcare providers. CrowdStrike Falcon is currently deployed in more than 176 countries.

CROWDSTRIKE FALCON HOST – HELPING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS STEP-UP TO THE CHALLENGE

1 – PROTECT AGAINST RANSOMWARE

  • Challenge
    Healthcare providers are struggling to adequately protect endpoints against ever more sophisticated and damaging ransomware.
  • Solution
    Falcon Host uses an array of techniques to pro-tect against ransomware:

    • Blocking known ransomware to weed out common threats with minimum effort
    • Exploit blocking to stop the execution and spread of ransomware via unpatched vulnerabilities
    • Machine learning for detection of previously unknown, or zero-day ransomware
  • Benefit
    To combat this escalating level of threat sophisti-cation, CrowdStrike uniquely combines multiple methods into a powerful and integrated approach that protects endpoints more effectively against the menace of ransomware.

2 – STOP ATTACKS AND BREACHES

  • Challenge
    How to stop the relentless challenge of both commodity attacks and sophisticated threats targeting healthcare providers.
  • Solution
    CrowdStrike Falcon stops breaches by preventing and responding to all attacks types:

    • Block known & unknown malware and non-malware threats
    • Continuous monitoring of the endpoint to detect and respond to malicious activity
    • Proactive managed hunting for adversary activity to detect and block attacks before they get going
  • Benefit
    A single powerful unified solution that is focused on enabling healthcare providers to stop breaches and keep their data safe

CROWDSTRIKE AND HIPAA

The CrowdStrike Falcon platform has been independently validated to assist healthcare organizations with compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The validation was provided in a report by Coalfire, a leading assessor for HIPAA. According to this independent report, “the CrowdStrike Falcon platform capabilities in detection and responding to threats, and associated collection of activities makes CrowdStrike a suitable solution for addressing a number of key technical requirements in the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules.”

Coalfire has determined that CrowdStrike Falcon with its powerful unified combination of next-generation antivirus and endpoint detection and response (EDR) capability and managed hunting addresses unprecedented eight requirements. The full report is available for download from the ‘Compliance and Certification’ section of the CrowdStrike web site.

STOP THE ATTACK BEFORE IT STARTS WITH CROWDSTRIKE SERVICES

In the face of a breach, healthcare providers potentially face disruption of patient care, potential lawsuits, and reputational damage. Organizations that operate in the healthcare ecosystem can benefit from the experience and expertise that a team of dedicated security professionals brings to the table. While investments in security tools and infrastructure are critical, their value cannot be fully realized without a security plan containing policies and procedures that have been vetted and tested before an attempted intrusion.

Unfortunately, the majority of healthcare organizations and their business partners have not invested in the training and technologies necessary to prevent or mitigate a data breach. And they have not hired enough skilled IT security practitioners. According the Ponemon Institute, 59 percent of healthcare organizations and 60 percent of servicing vendors don’t think or are unsure that their organization’s security budget is sufficient

to curtail or minimize data breaches. Similarly, 56 percent of healthcare organizations do not believe their incident response process has adequate funding and resources.

Clearly, there are gaps to be filled–and healthcare providers and vendors’ resources are already stretched thin. That’s where CrowdStrike Services can augment with experts that have a track record of success in proactive planning with services like:

1 – CYBER SECURITY MATURITY ASSESSMENT:

Measures an organization’s cybersecurity readiness and provides recommendations to improve it.

  • Challenge
    Healthcare providers are vulnerable to both malicious insiders and unintentional employee actions that cause medical data theft.
  • Solution
    Examine and assess the processes and policies currently in place to uncover gaps in defense posture and educate staff on best practices.
  • Benefit
    Ready your people, processes and tools to prevent unauthorized access to valuable patient data. Mapped to the NIST framework, it emphasizes controls within these areas:

    • Intelligence collection
    • Detection
    • Prevention
    • Response
    • Governance

2 – INCIDENT RESPONSE POLICY AND PLAYBOOK DEVELOPMENT:

Automate procedures in a security plan to detect and stop ransomware

  • Challenge
    To fight an intrusion, organizations need an incident response plan. Many orgs have a plan–but when was it last reviewed?
  • Solution
    Develop or revise your response plan to incorporate automated playbooks that run continuous remediation workflows designed to stop ransomware and other targeted intrusions–and meet compliance and security requirements.
  • Benefit
    Improve your incident response operations by standardizing and streamlining your processes.

3 – COMPROMISE ASSESSMENT:

Determine if ransomware or other targeted attack has entered a network quickly and effectively by leveraging network traffic analysis and Falcon Host for near-immediately visibility

  • Challenge
    Knowing the status of an organization’s environment is an ongoing effort and requires answers to these questions:

    • Are there indicators of current or past intrusion?
    • If an attacker is present in the network, who are they and how can they be stopped and ejected?
    • And how can a healthcare organization stop future attacks?
  • Solution
    An external team with laser focus on identifying signs of ransomware or other targeted attacks will get the answers to these crucial questions and make recommendations to prevent future intrusion attempts.
  • Benefit
    Provide your management team with definitive answers regarding a healthcare org’s security status. If attackers are found in the network, move rapidly to incident response mode.

ABOUT CROWDSTRIKE

CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. Our services team provides pre- and post-incident response services that leverage both the Falcon Platform and experience from government and leading consulting agencies to help companies prepare for and stop breaches. Our team has worked on some of the largest, most publicized and challenging cyber intrusion incidents. The world’s largest organizations trust CrowdStrike to stop breaches, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue. CrowdStrike Falcon Host is deployed in 176 countries around the globe.

LEARN HOW CROWDSTRIKE STOPS BREACHES:

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Phone: 1.888.512.8906
Email: sales@crowdstrike.com
Web: www.crowdstrike.com

HHS GUIDANCE: CROWDSTRIKE HELPS MEET THE CHALLENGES OUTLINED

To help health care entities better understand and respond to the threat of ransomware, the HHS Office
for Civil Rights has released new HIPAA guidance. CrowdStrike is uniquely positioned in being able to help
and assist healthcare organizations as they work to implement this guidance:

HHS GUIDANCE
HOW CROWDSTRIKE HELPS
Identify threats and vulnerabilities to electronic protected health information (ePHI) and establish a plan to mitigate or remediate those identified risks Utilize a Compromise Assessment to determine your environment’s status–and if an attacker has already gained entry pivot quickly to incident response mode to eject attackers and keep them out.
Implement procedures to safeguard against malicious software With Incident Response Policy and Playbook Development, put into place new procedures and automated processes that empower your staff to proactively stop malware or other targeted attacks during incident response.
Train authorized users to detect malicious
software and report such detections
CrowdStrike Falcon Host detects and blocks
malicious software on authorized endpoints.
In combination with a Cybersecurity Maturity
Assessment, educate your staff to adapt a
“security first” mindset and best practices
Limit access to ePHI to only those persons
or software programs requiring access
CrowdStrike Falcon Host includes
sophisticated prevention capabilities
to prevent and mitigate the impact of
ransomware on ePHI. Falcon Host features
unique Indicator of Attack (IOA) behavioral
blocking, focused on detecting malicious
patterns, such as credential theft and in
doing so assures the integrity of
access to ePHI.
Maintain an overall contingency plan that
includes disaster recovery, emergency
operations, frequent data backups, and test
restorations.
Identify weak points that adversaries will
utilize to compromise your environment with
a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment, which
takes an organization’s key data assets and
people into account to determine the current
security readiness.

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