Keeping Patient Information Secure for SCL Health
SCL Health’s IT department faced unique challenges when planning their security. In addition to securing thousands of endpoints spread across three states, they also have to be compliant with HIPAA regulations. HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets rules for keeping patient information secure. If a healthcare organisation fails to secure sensitive patient information, they can face large fines and legal action. A major security goal was to make sure there were no malicious threats operating in their network. A singular locally installed anti-virus programme cannot protect against all threats. Advanced threats are smart enough to lie dormant for long periods of time and can bypass a specific antivirus engine’s vulnerabilities. SCL needed a solution that would provide stronger assurance of detecting all types of threats and that would help them show their efforts to maintain compliance with HIPAA.