The list of vulnerabilities networks must protect and monitor is growing at a rate that most internal teams cannot maintain. In addition, cyber specialists for hire are extremely hard to find. As a result, many businesses are choosing to outsource network security and monitoring to companies dedicated to providing this service.
Antivirus software and a firewall are not enough to protect your network in 2018. With over 14K networks compromised last year, businesses must be proactive with their network security or it’s not a matter of IF a breach will happen, but WHEN.
Ransomware is a type of malware that maliciously encrypts your data to prevent you from accessing it unless you pay a ransom to the creators of the ransomware. Often, practices choose to restore data from a backup rather than pay the ransom.
However, the attacker can still access your data using a private key that only they possess. Once you experience a ransomware attack, there is no way for you to access your data unless the attacker provides you a decryption key or the data is restored from backups.
Usually, ransomware is carried out through phishing attacks that carry a malicious attachment or instruct recipients to click on a URL that downloads malware to their computer. Healthcare practices can also be infected with ransomware if users visit a website that features compromised advertisements.
Even if you have not been a victim of ransomware, identifying risks so that you can protect your network from these types of attacks is now an integral part of any network security framework plan.
We offer several cybersecurity solutions to help Medical practices maintain HIPAA compliance, as well as keep their data safe!
Security information and event management (SIEM) software gives enterprise security professionals both insight into and a track record of the activities within their IT environment.
SIEM is both security event management (SEM) and security information management (SIM) because it combines analyzing log and event data in real time to provide threat monitoring while also simultaneously collecting, analyzing and reporting on log data.
Detect hidden threats on your network, like malware, dangerous website traffic, and malicious user activity before they result in an infection or data breach.
Alerts can be routed directly to your support team to immediately respond and stop cybersecurity threats.
Continuous monitoring of your security logs is required by HIPAA. Our SIEM service meets HIPAA regulations for ongoing monitoring and daily reviews.
SIEM software collects and aggregates log data generated throughout the organization’s technology infrastructure, from host systems and applications to network and security devices such as firewalls and antivirus filters.
The software then identifies and categorizes incidents and events, as well as analyzes them. The software delivers on two main objectives, which are to:
“Auditors needed a way to look at whether compliance was being met or not, and SIEM provided the monitoring and reporting necessary to meet mandates like HIPAA, SOX and PCI DDS,” says Paula Musich, research director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
A security operations center (SOC) is a facility that houses an information security team responsible for monitoring and analyzing an organization’s security posture on an ongoing basis.
Most medical practices don’t have the in-house security expertise necessary to perform the event monitoring and security reporting required to maintain HIPAA compliance.
Let Medicus IT’s technology and processes protect your practice from an ever-evolving threat landscape.
More than just a powerful business tool, the Internet is a scary place riddled with viruses and malicious software actively attempting to gain access to computer systems and data.
Firewalls provide a first line of defense for your business. A firewall acts much like a solid brick wall around a building, complete with a gate and security guard. The security guard only allows the things we have told him to allow through.
Logging plays a vital role in real-time alerts and backtracking to discover what occurred during a problem. Unfortunately, it’s often overlooked and misunderstood.
Per HIPAA requirements, we need to configure logging and monitoring properly. Think of logging as a security guard writing down the names of those trying to pass through the gate. Both those permitted, and those that aren’t.
Just like a good security guard will report if the same person keeps trying to get in, our firewall logs can help us determine if bad guys are launching a full-scale attack.
Nearly all firewalls have very limited logging space. This is where Medicus’ Event Monitoring and Reporting comes into play.
We log all these events on a local device that is then pushed security up to our Security Operations Center, logged, audited, and provides actionable alerts that need to be addressed—all of this before a breach happens.
Thousands of networks are compromised each day leading to untold financial and data loss due to web-based malware attacks.
Malware is literally short for malicious software. Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other intentionally harmful programs that can infect your computer and cause damage.
Medicus IT provides web protection services such as anti-virus and spam protection to help protect your business from being infected with malicious software.
We help protect your business from malware by automatically blocking sites known to have malicious content.
With comprehensive policy settings, administrators can set specific parameters regarding their employees’ surfing habits, including websites known to be safe and that should be whitelisted. We can even provide information on web surfing trends, including which websites are visited the most.