Protect patient data, reduce risk, and demonstrate compliance while improving patient outcome and organizational accountability goals

Entrust nShield® hardware security modules provide encryption key protection to help healthcare enterprises reduce the risks associated with holding patient data. Our flexible HSMs help strengthen organizational security and compliance postures, and mitigate the risk of a breach of valuable medical records.

    Challenges

    Compliant Protection of Structured and Unstructured Data

    Healthcare institutions typically store and process multiple kinds of healthcare data, ranging from images and emails to medical records and payment information. This data, much of which is subject to HIPAA compliance or other privacy mandates, is stored on multiple devices, runs on multiple operating systems and is accessed by multiple users in multiple places.

    Expanding Threat Landscape

    Medical records are estimated to be worth as much as 10 times the value of a stolen credit card number. As attackers increase their sophistication, healthcare organizations must bolster their healthcare data security and compliance efforts. The unprecedented sharing of healthcare data across clinical applications, devices and facilities expands the potential surface attack area - and the security manager's challenges.

    Solutions

    Encryption Key Management

    Entrust nShield hardware security modules provide healthcare institutions a high-assurance root of trust to protect the keys underpinning encrypted medical records, both on-premises and in the cloud. Safeguarding the keys renders patient data unusable to attackers and improves your compliance with data privacy mandates.

    Strong User Authentication

    Entrust nShield HSMs can help you create high-assurance systems to authenticate employees using internal systems, and a variety of connected devices accessing the network.

    Benefits

    Protect Organizational Reputation and Revenues

    Data breaches at healthcare organizations have increased operating costs and impacted executive careers from IT to the C-suite, but perhaps the greatest damage is to the long-term reputation (and long-term revenue potential) of the breached organization. Establishing a strong security and compliance posture helps defend the healthcare enterprise against negative reputational and financial impact.

    Improve Compliance with HIPAA|HITECH, PCI DSS and More

    Data privacy mandates specify that organizations that store and process patient data - and other personally identifiable information - must protect it against theft or other loss and prevent unauthorized access. Entrust nShield HSMs help organizations align with the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH compliance requirements transparently - without changes to operational processes and the daily work of healthcare professionals.

    Render Patient Records Unusable to Attackers

    Attackers are motivated by the black market value of patient medical records. However, with Entrust nShield HSMs acting as a root of trust for data encryption keys, attackers will be unable to decrypt patient information.

    Resources

    Brochure: Entrust nShield HSMs Brochure

    Entrust nShield HSMs provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption and more. Available in three FIPS 140-2 certified form factors, Entrust nShield HSMs support a variety of deployment scenarios.

    Solution Briefs: Data Protection Solutions for Healthcare Enterprises

    With medical records distributed across more databases, applications and devices than ever before, the potential attack surface continues to expand. Entrust nShield HSMs help healthcare enterprises safeguard patient data and enhance compliance with data protection mandates.

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