Certify your access rights and protect your health data with Brainwave GRC
Digital transformation of hospitals and healthcare facilities
The proliferation of cyberattacks targeting hospitals and health care establishments in general, such as the hacking of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, means an increasing risk of fraud, data leakage, and external attacks for the entire sector.
Because of this, the health sector is now facing many cybersecurity challenges: proliferation of data, growing use by health care professionals of poorly protected tablets and telephones, vulnerable information systems for many establishments, and increased regulatory pressure regarding the protection of medical data.
The sector must face these specific challenges with solutions effective enough to meet business needs and operational efficiency requirements while ensuring the protection of sensitive assets and processes.
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Challenges facing the sector
Strong regulatory pressure
The healthcare sector is subject to strong regulatory pressure due to the sensitivity of its processes and data. Many establishments and organizations have trouble meeting these regulatory requirements, which will only increase, especially with the adoption of European legislation for the protection of personal data.
Due to a lack of means and resources, compliance processes are often done manually. This takes much more time and effort and yet, with the proliferation of medical and health data, still does provide adequate protection.
Effortlessly comply with regulations
The Brainwave GRC solution allows you to simplify and contextualize for each supervisor the processes of review, certification, and remediation in order to save time and increase efficiency on these compliance tasks. The solution also allows automation of internal control and auditing tasks, along with reporting processes, in order to effortlessly produce customized reports.
Compliance with regulatory requirements is now no longer an obstacle to operational efficiency, but actually allows you to ensure the security of information systems and sensitive assets.
Complex information systems
Healthcare actors often have complex information systems which are created as the establishment evolves, often lacking sufficient protection for financial transactions and the ever increasing transfers of medical data. ERP systems are just as complex and are often not well protected either thanks to poor visibility of risks and data.
Information systems in the healthcare sector are even more complex since they involve many third parties without being able to secure the protection of and access to data by these actors (scanner or MRI data, for example).
Easily manage your access rights
Brainwave GRC lets you control your information system, giving you complete visibility of its information and user activity. Management of access rights is facilitated and put into context with the cross-referencing of HR data with technical data from IT sources and SaaS applications.
Hospitals, clinics, and other health care actors are often complex organizations from an HR point of view (students, transfers, third parties, arrivals, departures, etc.), whose particular function must be put into context. For example, in an emergency care context, an individual might be associated with several hospital departments and have access to each of these departments with greater access rights than his or her peers, without this necessarily representing a risk.
So, it is a question of creating a balance between security needs and operational efficiency needs, a particular priority for most hospitals.
Have a 360° view
The Brainwave Identity GRC solution lets you guarantee the efficiency of your business activities while ensuring the security of the organization’s processes and assets. The platform allows you to easily detect the departure of former employees, if an ex-third party has retained access to data and applications, or if a user accumulates access rights following a change in position.
The behavior and access rights of users are automatically and continuously compared with those of their peers so that in case of unusual situations the supervisor can validate or invalidate the situation or over-allocation of rights. By analyzing behavior against peers and over time, Brainwave can detect when an individual crosses the line from legitimate use of privileges to abuse of access to patient data.
Sensitive data and supply chains
Data and supply chains in the health care sector are very sensitive since they contain personal information or valuable strategies that are increasingly valued by hackers. Management of medication supply chains, for example, is a strategic financial, economic, and health stake whose protection is still often insufficient in the face of increasing cyberattacks.
Effectively protect your data and processes
Brainwave GRC allows you to define robust separation of duties (SoD) matrices and to implant them throughout all levels of a business process. The security of the sensitive processes and assets involved is ensured from beginning to end, and customized reports are available to supply a detailed analysis of the organization and the risks it faces.
Take a look at your needs by Industry
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD
The Insurance sector is chaging very fast. With an increasing regulatory pressure, insurers need to face multiple challenges such as conducting properly their digital transformation without security imperatives impending operational efficiency, the management of sensitive business processes and fighting against cyber attacks.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - SENSITIVE DATA - DIGITALIZATION
The banking sector faces multiple challenges today: intensification of compliance requirements, wide spread digitalization, imperative of protecting sensitive assets, preventing data breaches, etc.
FIGHTING AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS – CYBER SECURITY
The energy industry has quickly become a privileged target for hackers, especially petroleum and gas industries. These external attacks are becoming more common, and they can quickly impact all or part of an entire country by shutting down the electrical grid, like the hackings in Ukraine and Israel, for example.
OPENING IT SYSTEM - SECURING LOGISTICS CHAINS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The manufacturing industry, now rapidly changing, is faced with many strategic issues, both circumstantial and structural. The proliferation of unstructured data, logistics chains’ sensitivity (particularly to fraud risk), the size of the organizations, and the importance of protection for information systems are all major current challenges for the industry players.
CYBER ATTACKS – LEGISLATION ISSUES – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The increasing number of cyber attacks on hospitals and health facilities in general, as in the hacking of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, implies higher risks of fraud, data breach, and external attacks for the entire sector, without any recourse for stakeholders to better protect themselves.
CYBER ATTACKS – SENSITIVE DATA AND PROCESSES - REPUTATION
Currently, trading activity is faced with more and more cyber security risks, at the height of the financial and economic issues connected to it. The financial consequences and impact of a cyber attack on the reputation of the companies involved represent increasingly significant risks. The industry players are starting to take action against these risks.
Take a look at your needs by job title
- CISO and CSO
- INFRASTRUCTURE AND APPLICATION MANAGER
- INTERNAL CONTROL
- CFO and CRO
- GENERAL MANAGEMENT
SECURITY POLICY - RISK MAPPING - OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
The "security" topic within a business is often taken in charge by the CISO and CSO's collaboration, when both actors are present. Yhe definition of the security policy and the risk mapping, conducted by the CISO, define the path to follow fot the policy's implementation, this being the CSO's responsability.
OPERATIONAL EFFICENCY - PERFORMANCE – GOALS
The operational plan's efficency and the IT function's performance are the CIO's first priorities. In this context, IT security is often perceived as a constraint. Nevertheless, not considering enough IT security issues can rapidly impact IT teams' operational efficiency.
ENSURE OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONING AND SECURING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Each application and infrastructure manager within the organization must ensure operational maintenance within their scope. They must also operate level 1 controls to implement internal control plans and respond to any auditor request.
COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS, ANALYSIS, RISK GOVERNANCE
The current challenges present in IT auditing are manifold: verification of the integrity of data and systems, verification of compliance with internal policies and regulations, detection of drifts, etc. In addition to monitoring regulatory compliance, audit is taking on a role that is increasingly complementary to data security: are the organization’s resources and data being used appropriately and by legitimate users?
COMPLIANCE – RISK MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ACTIVITIES – RESOURCES – PROCESSES
Internal control has now a vast scope of responsibilities: compliance checks, the definition and proper application of segregation of duties (SoD) matrices, control plans’ implementation and the resulting KPIs, remediation processes’ implementation, etc.
PERFORMANCE – OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY – SECURITY OF THE DEPARTMENT
Any supervisor of a department or business unit is primarily responsible for organizational efficiency and ensuring that objectives are achieved. The challenges that you face today include access rights review of your teams, fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, and being aware of security risks such as internal fraud.
FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD - ENSURE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY
"Fake president" scams, information theft, internal fraud... Never have finance departments had so much to worry about in terms of IT resources misappropriation. These forms of embezzlement present known risks to organizations’ image and profitability. Statutory Auditors are increasingly demanding in their audits, and they point out systematically failures regarding control monitoring, which are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
GROWTH - RISKS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Information thefts, confidential data breaches, internal fraud... Never have financial departments have had to worry as mcuh regarding proven and potential risks threatening their organization's profitability and reputation. External auditors are more and more demanding in verifications and highlight more and more failures to comply to control obligations, becoming impossible to ignore any longer.