Many of us link cyber-attacks to the virtual world, but it can directly endanger the lives of many individuals.
Attackers now have real weapons in their possession capable of traversing or bypassing antivirus, firewalls, proxies, Windows security and so on.
The world of health needs to modernize, to process more and more data and to integrate medical elements combined with a digital transformation while preserving medical confidentiality. As medical centers open up to the digital world (patient portal, communication with external medical staff, etc.), they also become more vulnerable. These digital modernization operations tend to be carried out with limited budgets and low awareness of the importance of cybersecurity.
It is therefore necessary to make concessions by successfully defending strategic data with sometimes limited resources, in order to best protect the people who depend on it.
Types of threats
Hacking of medical equipment
The modernization of medical devices also brings along its share of vulnerability. Medical equipment such as pacemakers, insulin pumps or even wireless systems in patients’ operating rooms can be hacked to cause them to malfunction, putting the patient’s life at risk. For example, an attack on the configuration of a radiology device could make the radiation more significant.
Data availability is the most important criteria for health professionals. Unavailability of data during surgery can cause delays or errors. For example, a ransomware can prevent the surgeon from accessing the patient’s file to find out his or her history.
Violation of medical professional confidentiality
In the context of hacking into a hospital’s information system, failure to respect the confidentiality and integrity of medical data leads to errors in the therapeutic strategy, or even vital harm to the patient if the information in his or her file has been stolen or altered.
TEHTRIS protects the healthcare sector
To meet these needs for optimization and efficiency, TEHTRIS has built a comprehensive and diversified offer.
By being deployed in a clinical environment or in a hospital, our TEHTRIS XDR Platform adds a layer of security that will fight against attacks such as ransomware, Windows intrusions, known and unknown viruses or massive data theft. Our platform is able to rapidly improve the traceability of cyber security events, easily monitor high-risk activities and improve the security of elements that do not have sufficient means of protection to block modern attacks.
The TEHTRIS XDR Platform is compatible with the HIPAA (USA) and HDS (France, Health Data Hosting) standards.