Cyber Resiliency Secures Against Healthcare's Latest "Threat To Life" Crime

Due to the critical nature of patient care, healthcare organizations and hospitals need constant access to data, but they also face frequent cyberattacks due to their vulnerability. This is where MightyID comes in.

Healthcare organizations and hospitals, like other 24/7businesses, require “always on” accessibility to data to perform their essential care for patients. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are also a common target for cyberattacks.

According to the Journal of American Medicine, the number of cyber security attacks on U.S. hospitals doubled over the past five years. Some of the largest incidents in 2022 were in healthcare, which has the highest breach cost of any industry, averaging $10.1 million per incident.

The American Hospital Association points out that it is about much more than just privacy. When there is a disruption to the Internet-based systems of a hospital or health organization, electronic medical records, imaging, lab results, and communication links are suddenly frozen, creating areal risk to patient care.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded in an April report that cyberattacks are the single "largest threat" to America's hospitals, prompting systemic focus and concern among healthcare organizations. In this report, they identify that cyberattacks on hospitals are now considered a “threat to life” crime by the FBI and DOJ. Systems across the globe are re-evaluating their cybersecurity strategies and systems to ensure they can protect their staff, their patients, and their reputation.

Resiliency as Protection Against Disruptions in Service

When the stakes are so high, every function of the organization should have a fail-safe plan to keep operations running in the event of a cyberattack. Unfortunately, many organizations do not have an effective backup and restore plan for their Identity and Access Management(IAM) environments.

For many organizations, a cyberattack impacting their IAM platforms requires hours – or sometimes day – of manual effort to restore a system back to normal operations. Many organizations do not realize the gap in strategy until it’s too late.

That’s where MightyID comes in.


MightyID Benefits for Healthcare:


1.     Data Security - MightyID offers a powerful, flexible, and comprehensive IAM resilience platform that significantly alleviates the challenges of managing workforce and customer (CIAM) identities. We allow very granular control over your IAM backup and restore strategy to suit your specific organizational needs for fast recovery, should a service disruption occur.

In addition, our system has regional service maps and dedicated infrastructure options to address your data compliance needs, which allow you to meet HIPAA and data privacy requirements and limit exposure to risk.

2.     Identity Restore — MightyID can back up and restore large IAM data sets and migrate configurations between staging, production, and other tenants. They can restore your functionality, permissions, and access so you can completely and quickly recover from cyber security attacks or catastrophic events. That gets you back to taking care of the patients sooner and with fewer financial implications.

3.     Identity Port — MightyID can copy complex identity objects between multiple Identity Providers (IdPs) to get you restored in a matter of hours, not days or weeks, or keep multiple IdPs synchronized. Our system will help you recover quickly and completely and works across multi-cloud, multi-tenant, multi-vendor solutions so you can port from all your existing architecture.

4.     Identity Failover — Execute emergency failover and recovery to another IdP. Our dedicated identity management experts support your strategy design and implementation for your organization.


True Resiliency is Your Best Option

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)defines cyber resiliency as, “the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to adverse conditions, stresses, attacks, or compromises on systems that use or are enabled by cyber resources.” As cyberattacks continue to increase for healthcare organizations, true resiliency can only come from a solution that helps you recover quickly and completely.

A Mighty IAM platform is a more resilient one. Reach out to MightyID for a demo or a free 30-day trial.