Sick Security Systems – Solved

Sick Security Systems – Solved


[MUSIC] Our customer was a U.S. hospital system. They wanted to improve the overall health
of their security controls to comply with evolving Federal HIPAA regulations and reduce
the risk of potential data breaches. But hospitals can be challenging patients. With many stakeholders across multiple disciplines
and physical locations. So they called in our Security Assessment
Team. To diagnose the situation, we launched a multi-track
evaluation of their IT infrastructure, policies and procedures. First, penetration-testing engineers examined
the network. We used scanning tools, internally developed
software and hacking techniques, similar to those used by sophisticated real-world hackers,
in order to compromise the customer’s network. We also used social engineering techniques
to test the hospital’s staff, impersonating legitimate users in order to obtain passwords
and other sensitive information. Next, a team of engineers, skilled in IT auditing
and regulatory compliance, interviewed hospital executives, IT administrators and non-IT end
users. Instead of tackling all the organizational
security challenges in one big operation, our customer adapted the assessment results
into an actionable list of priorities. They made decisions about which recommendations
provided the highest gain for the lowest cost. And they planned for the necessary staffing
and capital expenditures. As a result, their security controls better
comply with HIPAA regulations and they are now eligible for additional funding. And the prognosis of the hospital is excellent. My name is Mark Lachniet and I’m a Solution
Architect at CDW. To learn more about Security, visit cdw.com/security
or call 800.800.4239. [MUSIC]

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