Deceptions in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Preventive Medicine against APTs

Whether your organization provides healthcare services, health insurance, or cutting-edge medical devices and therapies, health information systems have become increasingly digital, inter-connected, and consumer-driven. In the process, they’ve also become attractive targets for data theft, identity theft, and insurance fraud. And worse, as the recent spate of ransomware attacks has shown, cyberattacks on healthcare institutions can also disrupt vital services. The impact: loss of patient trust, significant financial losses, regulatory scrutiny—and above all, risk to patient safety.

Many business trends in healthcare introduce new vulnerabilities and increase the attack surface. Acquisitions and consolidation among hospital networks creates security gaps as entities work to unify their IT networks and applications. The use of smart medical devices and electronic record systems has dramatically increased the range and volume of patient data. Proliferation of mobile patient self-service applications puts corporate security at the mercy of endpoints they can’t directly control. Among biotech companies, the competitive nature of the R&D process makes intellectual property theft a lucrative endeavor for attackers. With high stakes, but limited staff and budget for security investments, many organizations are more vulnerable to attack.

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) will use whatever entrance they can find to gain access to the network and move relentlessly to patient, financial, medical, or intellectual property data. Security leaders can now effectively defend against APTs and reassure their organizations that critical assets—including patient well-being and trust—are protected.

  • Preemptively detect threats to critical business systems. Illusive allows you to specify your critical assets—health records systems, systems associated with claims processing, financial information, as well as intellectual property—and preemptively detect hidden adversaries as they move toward them.
  • Magnify the power of overburdened cyber teams. Illusive is agentless and easy to implement, requiring little ongoing management. Because only attackers can reach deceptions, the only alerts that fire are real ones. Able to see how many steps an attacker is from business-critical assets, your team can focus on alerts that matter. With forensic data gathered from the site of the attacker’s activity, they have the tools they need to act faster and smarter.
  • Achieve a tailored solution cost-effectively. Deceptions can’t be standardized. To appear realistic, they must be tailored to mimic the complex array of devices, file naming conventions, application data, and other components and attributes within each medical, insurance or biotech company. Illusive’s deception intelligence is developed by some of the world’s leading cyber intelligence and cyber warfare experts based on in-depth understanding of the motives and methods of the attackers.
  • Scale APT detection as your environment grows. Organizations can easily extend or adjust Illusive coverage to reduce risk when health networks are merged or expanded. The Deception Management system automatically discovers new systems in your environment, analyzes their use, suggests “one-click” deception deployment, and adjusts them over time, giving you the assurance that your entire environment is covered with Deceptions Everywhere.®

“In today’s hostile climate, you never know when a new vulnerability or a new bypass technique may arise. Deception-based technologies are amongst the best to mitigate advanced attackers while providing a higher level of insight into the malicious activity. Illusive Networks offers the most innovative and effective approach to deception technology.”

- Branden Newman, Head of Business Technology Security and Deputy CISO, Merck KGaA

“In today’s hostile climate, you never know when a new vulnerability or a new bypass technique may arise. Deception-based technologies are amongst the best to mitigate advanced attackers while providing a higher level of insight into the malicious activity. Illusive Networks offers the most innovative and effective approach to deception technology.”

- Branden Newman, Head of Business Technology Security and Deputy CISO, Merck KGaA

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