Thirty-two percent of healthcare organizations did not scan for vulnerabilities before an attack.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (PRWEB) May 16, 2018
Digital Defense, Inc., a security platform and services provider, today announced that it has been named as a leading provider in two categories, cybersecurity training and education (#3) and compliance and risk management (#10). See full results here - https://blackbookmarketresearch.com/health-data-security-and-privacy.
Black Book Market Research LLC surveyed over 2,464 security professionals from 680 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping hospitals and physicians proverbial sitting ducks for data breaches and cyberattacks. One frightening statistic uncovered was that - Thirty-two percent of healthcare organizations did not scan for vulnerabilities before an attack.
“HIPAA does not specifically require a penetration test or vulnerability scan. It does, however, require covered entities to perform risk analysis and test security controls – of which vulnerability scanning and penetration testing are integral,” said Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense, Inc. “Further, NIST has issued a special recommendation for HIPAA that calls for penetration testing of security controls to determine actual vulnerability exposure, as well as the need for deficiency documentation such that appropriate remediation steps can be taken.”
Leveraging the company’s industry recognized and awarded vulnerability scanner, to run scans that don’t interfere with daily business operations, is just one way Digital Defense is helping IT personnel safeguard data. They also got creative and developed an effective and entertaining security awareness program (SecurED®) designed to optimize employee retention of essential security best practices.
Digital Defense continues to pioneer cloud-based solutions and expand its research staff to provide new system capabilities, offerings, and critical compliance and cyber risk insight including:
- A vulnerability assessment and management solution housed in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment.
- A Cyber Threat Management solution that scans the Dark Web and provides actionable threat intelligence to help thwart current or future cyber-attacks.
- A Vulnerability Research Team that continues to uncover critical zero-day vulnerabilities in industry leading technologies.
About Digital Defense
Serving clients across numerous industries from small businesses to very large enterprises, Digital Defense’s innovative and leading-edge technology helps organizations safeguard sensitive data and eases the burdens associated with information security. Frontline.Cloud, the original Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) platform, delivers consistently accurate vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, while SecurED®, the company’s security awareness training, promotes employees’ security-minded behavior. The Digital Defense Frontline suite of products, underpinned by patented technology and complemented with unparalleled service and support, are highly-regarded by industry experts, as illustrated by the company’s designation as Best Scan Engine by Frost & Sullivan, five-star review in SC Magazine and inclusion in CRN’s MSP 500.