Healthcare IT and security professionals carry an enormous burden via their need to protect sensitive patient information while ensuring the ongoing operation of critical systems. Preventing patient information theft or system downtime is critical for customer trust and overall profitability. And in some cases, system integrity can mean lives are at stake.
Securing Healthcare Systems
CoreTrace helps ensure that critical servers and desktops, as well as transaction and patient record systems are fully protected and operating normally at all times. Given the importance of the business information and confidential patient or cardholder data they handle, these systems are often prime targets for hackers.
CoreTrace’s advanced threat protection is based upon adaptive application whitelisting to prevent the execution of all unauthorized code, memory protection to stop attackers from exploiting whitelisted applications and risk-profiling of all applications via cloud-based reputation services. Unlike systems that are running traditional security approaches, CoreTrace-protected systems are more secure, higher performing and utilize significantly less bandwidth.
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA)
HIPPA requires that healthcare entities safeguard their systems against intrusion and breach of systems containing patient records. CoreTrace Bouncer protects the underlying operating system from attack by blocking the execution of unauthorized operating system files. Bouncer also blocks the execution of unauthorized code at the application level. Lastly, Bouncer can block a variety of system memory attacks that would otherwise allow an intruder to gain access to patient records.
PCI Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS)
CoreTrace also helps healthcare providers that process credit cards ensure PCI-DSS compliance. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has prescribed a number of measures to ensure the protection of payment card data. Among these is Requirement 5, which specifies that systems susceptible to malicious attacks be protected against attacks from malware. Using Bouncer, retailers and entities who accept credit cards can safeguard their payment card systems against malware, which by default cannot execute on a Bouncer –protected system. Learn More here.