The 2019 Protenus Breach Barometer found that 15 million patient records were compromised during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018, nearly triple the amount of reported incidents from the previous year.
How did these breaches occur?
About 11.3 million patient records were compromised by hacking, nearly four times more than the 3.4 million reported in 2017. According to Proofpoint researchers, hackers are leveraging highly targeted phishing campaigns to gain access to healthcare organizations’ networks.
What can be done to combat hackers and mitigate security threats? The first step is to implement an ecosystem designed for secure document delivery.
The etherFAX Secure Exchange Network (SEN) is the world’s largest ecosystem, leveraging military-grade encryption and hybrid cloud technology to provide 100% secure communications. etherFAX SEN is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant, The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant, and SOC 2 compliant. All communications are strongly secured between the remote client site and the etherFAX network and black and white lists place further restrictions on the flow of information.
Next, etherFAX SENx utilizes well-defined, end-to-end encryption methods such as those defined in the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) to ensure all communications remain secure between remote client sites and the etherFAX network. etherFAX SENx guarantees that information is encrypted from the moment it leaves the sending device or application until it is accepted and validated by the receiving party. etherFAX is currently the only end-to-end transport in the industry.
If your healthcare organization is looking for a secure document delivery solution that will combat cyberthreats, look no further. etherFAX provides the ability to securely transmit unstructured data without compromising speed or quality. To help patients and doctors decide on the best care and treatment options, we ensure that all images are rendered with superior clarity and coloring. We have also implemented multiple defense-in-depth strategies into our patented etherFAX technology including two-factor authentication and in-network routing to guarantee that patient data remains protected.
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