Jan 29, 2018
To make matters worse, it seems that a significant amount of healthcare organizations will give into the demands of a hacker or intruder when faced with a ransomware situation. A report in November 2017 showed that over one-fourth of organizations in the United States and United Kingdom would pay the ransomware demands, which only lets cybercriminals walk away without losing anything or facing justice for their actions. Not even prominent industry entities like Allscripts are safe. The company was recently sued over a ransomware attack and accused of a “wanton” disregard for proper security strategies.
Thankfully, 2018 is starting to look like a year where the healthcare industry will be taking a more proactive approach to cybersecurity strategies. Cyber Security Hub has recently reported that 90% of healthcare IT pros are raising their cyber security budgets. HealthcareScene also reported that nine out of ten health systems said that they increased spending on cybersecurity technology.
etherFAX recommends upgrading your existing fax infrastructure as part of your organization’s plan to invest in greater security measures for 2018. Consider that the rapidly growing online faxing market is projected to be worth more than $2.4 billion by 2022. Your employees no longer need to endure painstakingly long wait times for documents to travel between endpoints, and with the right solution, they will never be intercepted either.
The HIPAA compliant etherFAX Secure Exchange Network (SEN) instantly connects you to the world’s largest ecosystem of over 6 million endpoints protected with military-grade encryption and hybrid cloud technology to ensure 100% secure communications as your documents instantly travel from sender to receiver. The best part? SEN is designed to support every major fax server, application, and fax-enabled device, which makes adopting the technology a painless process.
To further ensure only authorized users can access your mission critical documents, SENx is the encrypted communication service that you never knew you needed. Utilizing well-defined end-to-end encryption methods like those found in the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES), a shared secret is generated between peers to seed the encryption process with further security features like unique keying material while signature and authentication mechanism work to ensure validity of documents in transit.
For those who cannot or do not want to overhaul their existing fax infrastructure, fear not! The etherFAX A2E is the plug-and-play solution with an easy setup that extends your legacy fax devices into the cloud-based etherFAX network. Never again will you have to experience busy inbound faxes. Among its many features, the A2E devices support SEN and SENx activity, have the capability to handle multiple inbound calls simultaneously, and will send delivery confirmations to printers so you know your documents arrived safely – all while remaining HIPAA compliant.
Want to learn more about which document delivery solution is right for your organization? Contact ustoday and let us help you.