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Cyber Resilience – The Most Important Asset for Healthcare

2022-06-30  |  3 min read 

Healthcare organizations should be especially concerned about security breaches and ransomware in the current geopolitical climate. Attacks could come at any time. However, there is something you can do to mitigate breach risk. By adopting a resilient security architecture approach, the “time to observance” and “time to remediation” can be reduced. This is where cyber resilience comes into play. Cyber resilience is a strategy designed to help you reduce the cost and risk associated with a data breach.

A resilient approach allows you to:

  • Strengthen your capabilities to defend against attacks
  • Maximize your ability to rebound from an attack
  • Minimize the severity and cost of security breaches

So, what do we really mean by resilience? Traditional resilience refers to the ability of an entity to return to its original form after being bent, stretched, or compressed. From our perspective, we are specifically talking about the ability of an IT network to recover to normal, steady state operations after a security attack or breach has occurred.

Network security resilience (also called cyber resilience) then is the set of activities that can be conducted to help the network after an attack happens. While most security architecture frameworks focus on preventing a breach, this security strategy is about “after breach” activities.

So, to be clear, we’re not suggesting that you stop trying to prevent a breach. You always want to do that. What we are saying is that you want to add another set of capabilities to lower your corporate risk and the cost of a breach. At some point in time, you are going to be hacked. The question is, how painful and expensive do you want that breach to be?

Implementing cyber resilience for healthcare organizations delivers the following benefits:

  • Increases your responsivity to remediate breaches faster
  • Improves business continuity by providing enhanced capabilities for self-healing
  • Reduces corporate risk and exposure by fixing issues as fast possible to minimize the loss of personally identifiable information for patients and clinical staff
  • Provides a clear demonstration of due diligence to protect network assets and high value data

Read this whitepaper to get the details you need to protect your healthcare network.