Nearly Two-Thirds of Healthcare Data Breaches Start with a Third Party

According to a recent report by Ponemon, the average cost of a data breach for the healthcare industry is $15 million per breach. For an industry that is the most targeted in cyber attacks, suffering 4x more attacks than other industries, that’s an amount you don’t want to risk paying.

How are those attacks happening? Remote access is the leading attack vector in healthcare, and most commonly, remote access via your third parties: 63% of data breaches are attributed to third parties.

In addition to the prospect of a breach, many healthcare organizations struggle to maintain and demonstrate HIPAA compliant remote access when it comes to third-parties. Utilizing common access methods such as VPN or desktop sharing tools often results in security groups spending hundreds or thousands of hours monitoring access and dealing with audit requests.

At the very real risk of a $15 million breach, and required compliance with HIPAA, you can’t afford to not secure the remote access of your third parties.

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Learn how, with SecureLink for Healthcare, you can eliminate the third-party vulnerabilities that can threaten HIPAA and HITECH compliance. You can count on the granular access control and monitoring features you need to secure your third-party access.

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