Technological ecosystems for businesses are growing more rapidly than ever. The majority of our business communications, transactions, and data are all stored in various clouds or exchanged online. For all their usefulness, these evolving technologies and the business systems that rely on them have become increasingly difficult to manage. If they are not meticulously maintained, they can be risky and create vulnerabilities for you and your business.
A CRITICAL ALLY IN THE CYBERSECURITY ARMS RACE
Keeping your information safe from hackers is stretching security teams beyond their capabilities. A recent report gathered input from 200 Chief Information Security Officer’s describing how, for years, businesses and hackers have been locked in a cybersecurity arms race. The only thing that seems to have kept pace with technological advancement is the hackers’ impressively creative and persistent dark tactics to gather your sensitive information.
The cybersecurity arms race for businesses just got a critical ally with Darktrace, the leader in behavioral cyber platforms. Darktrace adds Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) protection to an already robust and cutting-edge portfolio of CIT leading a new era of fighting cybercrime.
MAKING COMPLICATED (LOOK) EASY
While the workings of AI and ML are incredibly complicated, the role of AI in cybersecurity is quite simple: AI aggressively deciphers a user’s behavior and uses patterns to detect with lightning speed any irregularities within those patterns. By tracking and analyzing all your data and different use patterns, Darktrace cyber AI can raise alerts to address problems before any damage can be done.
Offering Darktrace is just one of the ways we provide our clients with the very best in securing sensitive data and systems. Think of Darktrace and Securities Information and Event Management (SIEM) logging solutions as the two components of an airtight cybersecurity plan:
- Darktrace is a behavioral leader in the recent innovations of Artificial Intelligence that pinpoints abnormal activity on a network and reports that information back to AlienVault.
- SIEM logging solutions are all about compliance, securing your systems proactively to meet the technology of the day, and the hackers who threaten that technology.
CIT IS THE BEST CYBER DEFENSE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Simply put CIT, now armed with Darktrace AI, is the best cyber defense for your business. Whether you need to answer a compliance audit, or your business needs iron-clad cybersecurity in a rapidly changing technological ecosystem, CIT has you covered. Our new products and services are making cybersecurity technology work for your business.
CIT is Minnesota’s Premier Cybersecurity Provider for Nursing Home Technology
One of the most common mistakes anyone can make when shopping around for cybersecurity is approaching information technology with a one-size-fits-all perspective. That is especially true for securing your nursing home’s sensitive information. After all, if cybersecurity protects information, wouldn’t all cybersecurity be the same?
We are glad you’re taking a moment to read this blog before making a decision, because keeping a nursing facility’s information technology security is a specialized service, and one of CIT’s many specialties. Read on to learn more about how we can help solve the unique challenges of keeping our elderly loved one’s health and financial data safe from hackers.
You Keep Your Senior Residents Safe, But What About Their Personal Information?
As America ages, hackers know where to find the most vulnerable health and financial data — in senior living facilities like yours.
There are many reasons why seniors present an especially attractive target:
- Hackers are keen on hunting for nest eggs, whether found in social security payments, pensions, retirement checks, or even good credit
- Seniors, especially those on a fixed income, often do not closely monitor their financial data
- Hackers can pose as family members to take advantage of specialized patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Seniors, who didn’t grow up with technology, often choose easy-to-hack passwords or unknowingly provide sensitive information to phishers
- Financial and health records of the recently deceased can fetch an especially high price on the dark web
- Senior homes and care settings are a hub of traffic (and possibly, a weak link) in the Health Information Exchange
If You Suspect Your Facility’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) Have Been Hacked
You would think some things in this world would be out of bounds. But hackers have no scruples in who they hack. Thankfully, you and your residents are not alone. There are some immediate steps you can take if you feel your facility or your resident’s financial or health records have been compromised.
The Department of Homeland Security has a handy guide to preventing and responding quickly to possible fraud, including everything from the immediate steps you should take if a resident’s phone has been stolen, to providing convenient, easy to use tip cards for anyone who needs simple, clear information at the ready.
An intrusion from a hacker can be traumatic and ruinous for anyone. But for those in their twilight years — who should be reaping the rewards of a lifetime of hard work — getting hacked can be especially devastating. Of course, the best cure is prevention and, as a caretaker, you have a special opportunity to hire the absolute best in cybersecurity and ensure the safety and happiness of your residents.
Improve the Quality of Your Patient Care with Proper Security
When you make the safety and security of your residents a priority, people (and prospective residents) notice—the devil is in the details, after all. High standards are contagious, and the premium you place on proper cybersecurity could extend to your staff, your resident’s care plans, and, ultimately, to your residents themselves.
A business that runs smoothly is happy. And that is especially true if your business is a retirement community. Providing proper cybersecurity is more than a good placebo, it is a way of life and commitment to standards that enrich the lives of the ones we love the most.
CIT Keeps Your Facility’s Information Technology Safe, Secure, and Compliant
You’re busy running several skilled nursing facilities — you don’t have time to be concerned about cybersecurity. That’s why you need CIT, Minnesota’s premier IT cybersecurity company, with over three decades of experience, and our industry-leading partners (with HIPAA, HITECH, and NIST standards across locations), helping local senior living providers stay ahead of today’s cyberthreats. Together we can keep our loved ones safe and secure and getting the most out of life.
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