Health Industry solutions


In 2015 the healthcare industry was the most attacked by cyber criminals according to the Cyber Security Intelligence Index published by IBM. This same report claimed that nearly 8 out of 10 healthcare institutions were hit. And it is only going to get worse. In a recent article published by CSO it was stated that ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations will quadruple by 2020. According to the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, the healthcare sector is 30 percent more likely than the financial sector to have a breach of the internal network with the average cost of a healthcare breach estimated to be more than $2.2 million. But not only does a cybersecurity threat pose a financial risk but has the potential to create a situation of life and death.

Compliance versus Risk


For over a decade, since organizations needed to be compliant with the HIPAA privacy and security rules, many providers have viewed the civil and criminal penalties from regulatory risk as a threat to their operations. Though the regulations surrounding the HIPAA Security Rule, and later the HITECH Act, have focused on making medical data more secure, we all realize that this is truly not the case.  Becoming and remaining compliant and reducing or eliminating the potential financial risk of a HIPAA audit is a first step, but compliance and security are not the same.  Let Optium Cyber Systems show you the difference.

How we can help

To avoid risk, it must be identified. While conducting a required annual Security Risk Assessment (SRA), let Optium Cyber Systems (OCSI) show you what vulnerabilities exist in your environment and what to do about them. Maintain your HIPAA compliance and gain peace of mind by letting us detect what a routine SRA might miss: As part of our SRA engagement, we also conduct a Cyber Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) to locate hidden risks in your environment and we deliver a plan to help resolve any outstanding issues.

Risk Assessment: Complete. Now what?

From one required annual SRA to the next, a lot can happen! Employees come and go, new medical devices are installed, computers are replaced and software changes occur. But how do you know these systems are safe until your next mandated assessment? Let Optium Cyber Systems provide peace of mind by using constantly updated threat intelligence to continuously monitor your environment. You’re alerted only when you need to pay attention - Let us worry about your security so you don’t need to.

Employee Education: Solved

Breaches are expensive to clean up and many breaches begin with an employee clicking on an e-mail that looked legitimate. Not only is employee security awareness training mandated by HIPAA regulations, it can be time consuming and ineffective. Fortunately for OCSI customers, we can provide and manage an industry-leading training platform that has been proven effective.
Contact Optium Cyber Systems today to learn more about why HIPAA compliance does not ensure security from a costly breach: Find out how we can help.