Clearwater IRM _ Analysis CyberIntelligence™ Insight Bulletin

Clearwater delivers cyber risk management solutions to hundreds of healthcare delivery organizations and their partners. The enormous data set of cyber risk information stored in our IRM|Analysis™ database enables us to capture deep insights surrounding current cyber threats and identify trends that will help inform and prepare organizations to Manage Cyber Risk Right.

Clearwater’s IRM|Analysis™ software facilitates and strengthens an organization’s cyber risk management program by providing an automated, scalable process for assessing, remediating and monitoring the security risks to the organization’s critical business systems and sensitive data while maintaining the evidence necessary for an audit or investigation. The Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute, using its advanced analytics and data mining capabilities, has discovered significant patterns from our data base which has been populated by organizations over the last six years and contains millions of data risk records from hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and business associates.

Most Common Security Weaknesses Found In Hospitals & Health Systems

Hospital Executives might direct their immediate attention to these top vulnerabilities and, perhaps, take immediate action to reduce their organization’s risk profile. We 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. Based on this analysis, we discovered the three most common critical and high security risks found during a HIPAA Risk Analysis using our software were:

  • User Authentication Deficiencies
  • Endpoint Leakage
  • Excessive User Permissions
Common Security Weaknesses Found In Laptops  For Hospitals & Health Systems

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.

Should laptops be the number one concern of information risk management leaders? Let’s see what the data says.

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. Based on this analysis, we discovered that laptops, because of their vulnerabilities, rank 6th among sources of risk.

Let’s explore the top vulnerabilities putting laptops data at risk for hospitals and health systems:

  • Endpoint Data Loss
  • Excessive User Permissions
  • Dormant Accounts

 

About Clearwater

Clearwater provides the most complete and trusted, enterprise-class cyber risk management solution available. Designed for healthcare providers and their partners, Clearwater’s IRM|Pro™ platform and experienced professional services team provide insights and actions to address compliance, cyber and patient safety risks. Clearwater is a 2017 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, the 2018 Best in KLAS winner in Cybersecurity Advisory Services, the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Black Book Marketing Research winner in Compliance and Risk Management Solutions, and exclusively endorsed by numerous state hospital associations. Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations, and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater is at clearwatercompliance.com.

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