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Ostendio, a leading cybersecurity and risk management software provider, announced that they are partnering with Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program. The program aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks against health and life science organizations.

“Ostendio was founded to safeguard healthcare privacy and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations,” explains Ostendio CEO and Founder Grant Elliott. “With the continual and dramatic rise of cyber-attacks against the healthcare industry, organizations are understandably concerned about their vulnerability and exposure to cybercrime. This partnership with Intel allows us to work with companies who are concerned about their breach security programs, and design an actionable plan to mitigate these risks.”

Healthcare organizations are key targets for cybercriminals as they store large amounts of valuable data – from social security numbers to addresses. As an industry, there is an urgent need for collaboration to ensure that cybersecurity is at the top of every priority list.

The assessment focuses on 8 types of possible breaches, including cyber hacking and insider snooping. The 1-hour assessment is conducted over the phone, or on a conference call. 

“The Intel Security Readiness Program, a global open industry collaboration in which Ostendio is a key partner, has measured cybercrime hacking and ransomware as top concerns across the healthcare industry,” said David Houlding, Director, Healthcare Privacy & Security at Intel. “Cybercrime hacking readiness of healthcare organizations ranges from having only 25% of the relevant security capabilities up to 90%, with the average at 59% indicating the healthcare industry has a long way to go in mitigating this risk. We look forward to collaboration with Ostendio in helping healthcare organizations to improve their security, reduce the risk of cybercrime, and deliver better patient care.”

To get started on receiving a confidential benchmark analysis, healthcare CIOs and CISOs should contact Ostendio and speak to one of our experts.

Niamh Bennett
Post by Niamh Bennett
April 7, 2017