Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities – Protecting Patients, Equipment, and Building Operations

Cybersecurity Challenges for Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare buildings are becoming smarter and more efficient by connecting their Operational Technology (OT) devices and networks to their IT networks and the Internet. Unfortunately, with this connectivity comes increased exposure to cyberattacks that can result in the theft of patient data, cripple a building automation system, or even close an entire hospital. These attacks can create health and safety issues for patients and workers, impact ER and OR operations, damage capital equipment, and create financial losses.

Unprotected OT networks can give hackers access to valuable data on connected IT networks or even be used to hold a hospital ‘hostage’ in return for a ransom. Cybersecurity monitoring solutions are important in healthcare facilities, but do not stop cyberattacks. The controllers and devices must be protected in real-time to safeguard the data and commands used to manage facility operations.

Real-Time Security for Every OT Device

Veridify’s DOME™, developed with the support of our partners Intel and AWS, provides a cost-effective way to secure and manage every new or existing building automation and industrial control device in a hospital or multi-site healthcare system. In addition, DOME is 100% NIST Zero Trust compliant, delivering authentication and data protection to the edge of a facility network running typical building control protocols. DOME stops cyberattacks before they happen.

DOME is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Its ‘zero-touch’ installation program automates the difficult task of correctly installing new devices in your network that require special security programming - saving time and money while avoiding expensive mistakes. DOME is a cost-effective platform that does not replace or compete with your currently installed building automation equipment. Instead, it complements it with the industry’s leading security technology.

Healthcare Cyberattacks Cost Time and Money

  • 34% of healthcare organizations were affected by ransomware globally in 2020 (Sophos)
  • Healthcare has the highest cost of a data breach ($7.13M) of any industry (IBM, Ponemon Institute)
  • 63% of healthcare cyberattacks were network and application anomalies (Statista)

Secure Every BMS/OT/IoT Device in a Building and Create a Trusted Environment

DOME can secure thousands of connected devices, including HVAC controls, lighting systems, access controls, security cameras, elevators, and life safety systems running today’s hospitals. It cost-effectively ensures every device in your facility can be installed and managed with the security necessary to create a safe and trusted environment.

Protection for Existing Building Systems

DOME can also protect your current buildings and their legacy systems, saving time and money while delivering the most advanced security available. Our retrofit solution provides DOME’s real-time protection without the need to alter or replace your current building management system.

Protect your patients, assets, and buildings with DOME’s cost-effective cyber protection. Contact Veridify Security or your System Integrator to learn how to protect all the devices running your building.

Key Benefits of DOME

  • Device-Level cyberecurity purpose-built for protecting building controls
  • Real-time protection stops cyber attacks
  • Easy to deploy – reduces demand on IT / cyber resources
  • Protects critical facility operations to the edge of the building’s network
  • Immediate protection in under 60 Seconds – saving time and money

Impact of Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Facilities 2022

Healthcare Impact of Ransomware Attacks 2023

Source: Statista

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