The digital transformation does not stop at the door of the healthcare system and is continuously presenting hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers and operators of health portals with ever new challenges. Patient data that used to be archived in analog form as a file or index card is now digitized information that must be protected from unauthorized access and malicious tampering. Cybercriminals have increasingly set their sights on medical practices and hospitals in particular as lucrative targets for their attacks. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the number of attacks on healthcare facilities has reached a new high, especially since the beginning of the corona pandemic. IT security in healthcare is therefore an acute issue for all stakeholders.
Customized protection concepts for digital medicine
New sub-disciplines such as telemedicine require a secure and stable connection between doctor and patient. Disruptions, failures, or sabotage pose a direct threat to the health of the individual. In critical situations, every second counts: If attackers are able to delay access to vital information, this can have grave consequences on the treatment of the patient. If, for example, attackers tamper with the readings from e-health sensors on blood pressure, heart rate, or sugar levels, this can have an adverse impact on the patient’s health.
The strictest security requirements for protecting patients’ lives and well-being
As a result, the healthcare industry, more than any other industry, must tune its digital systems for security and stability. This is why, on the regulatory side, the IT security law requires operators of critically relevant infrastructure such as hospitals, laboratories, and other facilities to secure their processes in the best manner possible using state-of-the-art technology. For example, digital hospital information systems (HIS) must be redundantly secured via emergency plans to ensure access to essential patient and treatment data, even in the event of failure or attack. In addition, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs the protection of sensitive patient data.
Healthcare is critical infrastructure
If patient data is lost as a result of negligence, or if inadequately secured systems fail as the result of a hacker attack, those in positions of responsibility face severe fines and even imprisonment. Penalties can run up to 20 million euros or four percent of annual global revenues, whichever is higher.
Myra Security offers custom solutions for the healthcare industry
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As a German company, Myra works in full compliance with the GDPR
All communications are treated as highly confidential
Our technologies for protecting healthcare
Myra DDoS Protection automatically protects online tools, websites, and the DNS servers and IT infrastructure required for communication. Myra fulfills all 37 performance requirements of the BSI for qualified DDoS protection providers. As such, highly sensitive infrastructure is in safe hands with Myra.
As an upstream filter, Myra Web Application Security protects your web applications. Malicious traffic is filtered before it reaches your servers or cloud architecture. Using Myra’s multi-fingerprinting features, any applications attempting to access the servers are clearly identified and displayed in Myra Analytics.
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How IT security creates the basis of trust for e-health solutions
- New digital solutions in healthcare
- Challenges and threats to digital infrastructure
- Highest IT security requirements for e-health solutions