Intelligent CISO Issue 10 - Page 76

to have a comprehensive monitoring, recording and isolation of all privileged user sessions, detailed activity reports on critical ePHI databases and applications, along with fully searchable audit logs and complete, multi-layered audit trail data protection. How to approach securing your integrated care delivery network investment The biggest imperative for organisations is to manage privileges to proactively protect against, detect and respond to attacks in progress before attackers compromise vital systems and data. But managing privileges does not mean denying them, rather controlling who has access to what and why. Managing privileged access is a crucial part of basic cybersecurity hygiene which can have a significant, positive impact on an organisation’s security posture and compliance efforts. Privileged access security is an essential first step in maturing a healthcare cybersecurity programme and must be a strategic priority. It can provide proactive, automated, end-to- end detection and protection for all privileged access to systems containing ePHI. Privileged threat detection and analytics provides the ability to respond and remediate to any anomalous or high-risk activities. Monitoring the behaviour of privileged activity to ensure users are not disabling, circumventing or altering implemented security safeguards and controls is not only a best practice but often required by regulations. Privileged access security is an essential first step in maturing a healthcare cybersecurity programme and must be a strategic priority. 76 In the age of never ending cyberattacks and stricter regulations, securing the environment is no longer an option but a necessity. Beyond the regulatory costs and risk to patient data, breaches can considerably slow down processes, which can become life threatening for patients waiting urgently for operations and whose health data is suddenly held in ransom or wiped from the database. Securing privileged access management needs to be at the forefront of healthcare organisations to be fully compliant and protect patients’ data thoroughly. u Issue 10 | www.intelligentciso.com