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Protecting Health Data is Vital to Patient Care


Healthcare institutions are a primary target for data breaches. So much so that the Federal Bureau of Investigation in partnership with several other federal agencies recently issued an official alert about ongoing and imminent attacks on the healthcare sector. Data breaches from recent attacks have exposed sensitive information from tens of millions of patients. In 2019 alone, there were 510 healthcare data breaches reported, in which 500 or more records were exposed in each instance. According to the Ponemon Research Institute, the average cost of a data breach for a healthcare provider is $6.45 million. When you factor in class action lawsuits, identity theft monitoring costs, attorney fees, fines and most importantly, the impact on an institution’s reputation, the total cost can be much higher.Whether you are a provider, a health insurance company, or a life sciences researcher, protecting confidential data needs to be a primary focus. Failing to do so can be catastrophic.

Data Security Solutions for Healthcare

Case Study

HHS Court Hands $4.3 Million Data Breach Judgement to Texas Medical Center

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas was ordered to pay $4.3 million in fines in connection with the loss of a laptop and two USB flash drives that were not encrypted. The judgment was the fourth-largest ever given to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights.

An employee had a laptop containing 33,000 patient health records stolen in a home burglary in 2012, while two other employees subsequently lost USB flash drives containing additional patient information. Neither the laptop nor the flash drives were encrypted, in strict violation of HIPAA regulations.

In the last decade, average settlements with the HHS’s Office of Civil Rights over data breaches and the loss of electronic patient information have nearly quadrupled as regulators show far less patience with HIPAA noncompliance.

Instant Compliance, Easy Management, Total Security

Protecting healthcare data requires a complete data security solution with strong encryption, admin control, and instant HIPAA compliance. SecureData offers a complete solution for the healthcare industry with the following data security products:

 

  • Encrypted external hard drives
  • Encrypted USB flash drives
  • USBtoCloud with built-in antivirus
  • Remote Management
  • SecureGuard data loss prevention solution

See how one hospital has made storing and transferring protected health information (PHI) convenient and secure with our SecureDrive products here.

 

Data Security Solutions for Healthcare - SecureDrive USB-to-Cloud


Data Security Solutions for Healthcare - SecureData Remote Management


Data Security Solutions for Healthcare - SecureData SecureGuard

 

Select a Hardware Encrypted Secure Storage

 


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SecureUSB BT
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Customize Your Data Security Solution

 

Healthcare administrators can choose from a variety of data security products to create a solution that best fits their data security needs.

 

SecureDrive Features for Secure Storage in Healthcare

 

Highest Security Standards with Award-Winning Design

The entire SecureDrive product line is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated for government-certified levels of protection. The devices have military-grade AES 256-bit XTS encryption with all components of the devices coated in epoxy to prevent reverse-engineering.

 

Immediate Compliance and Secure Authentication

The SecureDrive product line is HIPAA compliant, so organizations can instantly comply with these policies after implementing the drives into daily business operations. This eliminates the risk of costly HIPAA fines for unencrypted and vulnerable storage. SecureDrives have secure authentication methods through a complex PIN or wireless authentication via mobile app. They can also be unlocked using fingerprints or facial recognition.

 

Plug and Play Design

The devices are software-free and work right out of the box without the need for any type of setup . Our products are OS/Host-independent to work across all operating systems and devices with a USB port.

 

Antivirus Protection

DriveSecurity® Antivirus powered by ESET comes preloaded with every SecureDrive product. This keeps any malicious files from being transferred to or from the device, keeping the data completely protected from ransomware or other cyberattacks aimed at healthcare institutions.

 

Brute Force Anti-Hacking

Your data is protected from unauthorized parties with brute force anti-hacking technology. After 10 consecutive failed PIN or password entries, all data will be wiped from the device, keeping your sensitive PHI and other medical files safe from hackers and other malicious parties.

 

Control and Backup PHI

 

USBtoCloud with Antivirus

Automatically backup your USB drives to any major Cloud Service Provider or NAS. This backup solution provides antivirus protection and AES-256 bit encryption during file transfer to the cloud. No host installation is required, and the USBtoCloud software will silently backup healthcare data to your cloud as soon as a drive is plugged in.

 

Remote Management

The Remote Management (RM) console for SecureDrive and SecureUSB BT allows IT or healthcare admins to control data on the devices. RM enforces security policies with access logs for admins to see who is unlocking the devices, where they are unlocking them, and when. This makes HIPAA auditing a breeze, and the geo- and time-fencing features allow an admin to restrict drive access to predetermined times and places to keep PHI from being accessed outside of healthcare organizations.

 

SecureGuard Data Loss Prevention

SecureGuard USB is managed through the SecureData Remote Management (RM) Console/Services to block any unauthorized devices from being connected to a corporate computer. Admins can limit USB mass storage port access to only whitelisted devices to protect untrusted devices with potential malware. Healthcare admins or IT personnel can also see an access log of what devices were connected to the computer and when.