Meeting the Unique Challenges of Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare organizations continue to evolve, adopting the latest technology to provide the best and uninterrupted care. The advancement in medical devices is one such example where the devices are increasingly being networked to provide efficient operation and management. Unfortunately, many devices and processes have not kept pace or are no longer adequate.
- Inaccurate device inventory and management from static databases and manual audits
- Limitation of time-based device maintenance plans
- Expansion of cybercriminal arsenal to include ransomware
- Shift in cyberattacks from theft of patient records to disruption of patient care
Zingbox enables healthcare organizations to overcome these challenges so they can provide patient safety, service continuity, medical device visibility, operational efficiency, and network security.
An Industry Under Attack
The Weakest Link – Medical Devices
Cyber-attacks on Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and hospital networks are a real and growing threat. Malicious hackers now have the capability to hack into radiology equipment, pacemakers, and insulin pumps, to shut down hospital networks, and steal personal health information. 77% of IT security practitioners in the healthcare industry believe that unsecured IoMT devices are the top security risk, yet few have strategies or tools to effectively secure them. Since medical devices store protected health information (PHI), they are also covered under the jurisdiction of HIPAA and the HITECH Act. Regulators are concerned about the lax security of IoMT and have issued guidelines to monitor these devices post-deployment.
Lack of Effective Security Tools
Traditional IT security solutions were designed to protect a homogeneous computing infrastructure of laptops, servers, tablets, and smartphones. IoMT, however, have a wide variety of hardware, operating system, and software applications. A traditional signature-based approach at the endpoint or the perimeter fails to protect such diverse infrastructure, and a new philosophy is needed to secure them.
Zingbox IoT Guardian for Healthcare
IoT Guardian is designed from the ground up for IoT devices. It discovers and categorizes connected medical devices, requires no alteration to device software, hardware, or network traffic, and is guaranteed to not interfere with device operations.
ZingBox IoT Guardian provides a single pane of glass to monitor a diverse set of IoMT. ZingBox’s vendor-agnostic solution automatically discovers and identifies connected medical devices on the network and offers real-time operational status and utilization metrics to hospitals and other healthcare organizations
The diverse infrastructure of IoMT demands a solution that can automatically detect cyber and insider threats in real-time. Unlike the traditional signature-based preventative solutions, ZingBox IoT Guardian employs machine-learning algorithms for real-time detection of anomalies and zero-day threats, and provides rapid enforcement to contain threats.
Without insights into device utilization, healthcare organizations are forced to manage and maintain their connected medical devices on a fixed time interval. Zingbox IoT Guardian removes this ambiguity, enabling organization to adopt Alternative Equipment Maintenance AEM programs and efficiently manage devices based on actual usage.
Director of IS and Telecommunications
United Regional Health Care System
“The ZingBox solution discovered over 95 percent of medical devices compared to current tools that could only detect about 5 percent. The intelligence and accuracy of elaborate device personalities allowed us to turn ZingBox into a tool that regulates medical device behaviors.”
Executives, IT and Clinical Engineers all benefit with Zingbox
Patients get uninterrupted care. IT regains visibility and control of previously unmanaged assets. Clinical engineers keep their devices up and running.
- Maintain business continuity
- Ensure compliance
- Minimize maintenance costs and lower TCO
- Protect PHI/EMRs
- IoMT discovery and visibility
- Agent-less, signature-less, proactive security
- Context-aware policy enforcement
- Detect zero-day attacks and APTs
- Classify devices into categories
- Provide device utilization and operational insights
- Receive real-time alerts on anomalous device behavior