Network Security Evaluation

Preventing Hacking Attacks with Network Security Evaluation (NSE)

Hacking incidents continue to be the biggest reason behind exposing patient information. In the first quarter of 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services already have recorded 160 healthcare data breaches reported from a hacking or similar IT related incident. 2018 year is forecasted to be a record-breaking year for hacking incidents, which is why adopting adequate security controls will be more important than ever this year. (Retrieved from https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf)

  • The NVD (National Vulnerability Database) had recorded 14,712 unique vulnerabilities within the 2017 calendar year. This number more than doubles the total entry from the year before. (Retrieved from https://nvd.nist.gov)

New threats are emerging which could exploit your network, resulting in compromised security of patient records and sensitive business data. You could lose access to this data, it could be corrupted, or it could be stolen – all of which could constitute a HIPAA breach.

To prevent these attacks on your systems, you must know what devices and systems are in use on your network, what vulnerabilities they possess, and how to address those vulnerabilities.

Any device could be the window an attacker needs in order to gain access to sensitive information. Are you aware of the security status of all devices in your network? How can you be sure?

Identifying and evaluating the vulnerable points within your network is a critical step towards securing your technical infrastructure. The right tools and expertise make all the difference.

M-CEITA’s Network Security Evaluation will identify where your vulnerabilities are and what you can do to address them.

Identified vulnerabilities are ranked using the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System), to help prioritize the areas of greatest impact to your organization’s information security.

M-CEITA’s Network Security Evaluation detects and organizes the relevant information about your devices’ vulnerabilities to highlight the points of greatest impact, helping you secure your network and information systems against the most up-to-date threats. With our resources and extensive security expertise, your organization will be evaluated against all of the publicly known vulnerabilities in the National Vulnerability Database.

Prioritize the safety of your practice and your patients. Contact M-CEITA today to learn more about how you can keep control of your computer systems in today’s advanced threat landscape.

 

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