Clearwater Further Streamlines Enterprise Risk Analysis for Health Systems with Its Patent-Pending “Component Expert System” Technology
As the healthcare industry continues to be targeted by cyber attacks, Clearwater has released new, breakthrough technology that provides hospitals and health systems with a more intelligent view into all of the processes, people, locations, technology and components that can pose a data security risk to an information system. Clearwater’s new Component Expert System (CES), embedded in its IRM|Analysis™ software, enables hospitals and health systems to complete the security risk analysis (SRA) process more efficiently across the enterprise by logically grouping similar information system components based on their properties and associated controls. The patent-pending technology automatically identifies relevant cyber and information risk scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective risk assessment process.Read More
Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute Study Finds Laptops Still a Significant Data Security Risk for Hospitals and Health Systems
Endpoint data loss, excessive user permissions, and dormant accounts make up 70 percent of all high and critical risk scenarios for laptop vulnerabilities at hospitals and health systems across the country, according to new findings released by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI), which leverages insights from Clearwater’s proprietary database—the industry’s largest and most complete database focused exclusively on the unique cybersecurity risk profiles of hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and business associates. Despite efforts to make laptops more secure, the CCI study found they remain a Top 10 cybersecurity risk for hospitals and health systems.Read More
Clearwater, Digital Reasoning Launch Strategic Multi-Year Cyber Risk Partnership Advancing AI, Machine Learning in Healthcare
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater and Digital Reasoning today announced a strategic three-year Cyber Risk Services partnership enabling healthcare providers to realize the results of artificial intelligence (AI) powered solutions supported by a proven and trusted cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance program.Read More
Top Three Most Common Health System Patient Data Security Weaknesses Revealed by Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The three most critical and common high-security cyber risks facing healthcare delivery organizations and their partners have been uncovered in a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute (CCI). CCI was formed earlier this year to leverage insights from Clearwater’s proprietary database created by IRM|Analysis™. The database, containing millions of risk records accumulated during the […]Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater and CyberMDX have entered into a partnership to simplify and automate the identification, inventorying, assessment and risk analysis of networked medical devices, using Clearwater’s IRM|ProTM—an Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Software—and CyberMDX’s MDefend—a visibility and cybersecurity solution, powered by an AI and DPI engine, coupled with Clearwater’s professional services.Read More
SAN DIEGO & NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the wake of a record-breaking $16 million data breach settlement earlier this month that put insurers and provides alike on notice that ignoring cybersecurity risks could come with a hefty price tag, a new national survey of U.S. health systems finds that only 29 percent report having a comprehensive […]Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater, a top-ranked healthcare cyber risk management solutions company, announced today that it will offer healthcare delivery organizations the most comprehensive solution available for improving the security of biomedical devices connected to their networks. Much more than just a traditional vulnerability assessment, Clearwater strengthens its end-to-end, enterprise approach to reducing risks, by automatically […]Read More
Clearwater’s IRM|PRO SAAS Platform Included in NIST SP 1800-8 “Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps” Practice Guide
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater, a top-ranked healthcare cyber risk management solutions company, announced today that the NIST Special Publication (SP) 1800-8: “Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations used Clearwater’s IRM|Analysis™ software to conduct the information risk assessment of several major infusion pumps.Read More
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Cybercriminals stole the health records of more than 9 million Americans last year, according to data from U.S. Health and Human Services. The data collected includes breaches from hospitals, health insurers and other health organizations covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which makes breaches public when they affect more than 500 people.
New research from the Clearwater Cyber Intelligence Institute finds that laptop computers continue to present a substantial data security risk for the healthcare industry. Clearwater operates a database that holds millions of risk records from hospitals, delivery systems, and business associates. Data mining and informatics teams at the firm use analytics to identify common security weaknesses in provider organizations, insurance companies, and other entities.
Hospitals and health systems are continuing to struggle with laptop vulnerabilities, caused primarily by endpoint data loss, excessive user permissions, and dormant accounts, according to new findings from Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute. In fact, 70 percent of all high and critical risk scenarios for laptop vulnerabilities were caused by those risk areas. CCI researchers analyzed data from Clearwater’s proprietary database, which is exclusively focused on cybersecurity risks to hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks, and business associates.
Laptops quickly come to mind when security leaders think about potential vulnerabilities for their organization. They are highly portable, can be accessed remotely, and are at high risk for theft. CCI™ analyzed high and critical risks facing hospitals and health systems found in our database and summarized them based on Clearwater’s comprehensive method of evaluating administrative, technical, and physical vulnerabilities.
Over November 27th to 29th, the 26th annual Cayman Captive Forum was held in Grand Cayman. Over 1,400 specialists including captive directors, CFOs, CROs, service providers and captive managers from around the world met to discuss the issues most pressing to the captive insurance industry. One of the key topics discussed was the apparent evolution from what started out as “HIPAA compliance risk” to “cybersecurity risk” to a “patient safety risk” and now “medical professional liability risk”.
Clearwater delivers cyber risk management solutions to hundreds of healthcare delivery organizations and their partners. The enormous data set of […]