Cybersecurity for Healthcare EDGENETIC helps health sector organisations across the world keep their patient data, clinical research, and critical infrastructure, safe and secure from hackers.

Cybersecurity in the Health Sector

EDGENETIC  has been a trusted cybersecurity healthcare partner of choice since 2003. We pride ourselves on working with an extensive list of private and public organisations in the sector.

With a deep understanding and experience of delivering cybersecurity best practice within the healthcare industry, you can be sure that EDGENETIC  will place your organisation’s valuable assets such as Protected Health Information (PHI) and patient records, Intellectual Property (IP), and research at the centre of its care.



HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act legislates data privacy and security requirements for protecting medical data and information. Contact us for help with your HIPAA data compliance needs.


Critical Cybersecurity Challenges In Healthcare


1. Inside Threat From Employees


A lack of employee security awareness could lead to a breach despite the presence of a hardened network perimeter.


Spear phishing – educate your employees on spear phishing campaigns – where the goal is
to get your unsuspecting staff to click on malicious attachments within an email.


Ransomware & malware – create a policy that does not permit mobile devices to connect to
the organisation’s Wi-Fi or hardware.


Such risks can lead to the introduction of ransomware, and malware which may collect user credentials or even expose
a network to an attacker.


2. Data Classification Management


Targeted cyber-attacks are very challenging to identify and stop. However, if your data is correctly managed, reducing
and limiting the breach is possible.


Reduce breach exposure – when hackers successfully breach an organisation, they often target
the Protected Health Information (PHI) it owns. Whether or not they will reach their objective
data usually depends on how classified the information is and the level of its accessibility to users.


Understand data – an organisation that understands the ‘where and how and why’ of its sensitive
data cycle will be more equipped to protect itself against a security breach.


3. Defending The Network


Protect your organisation by adopting a multi-layered approach to security in healthcare.


Defence in depth – each layer of security defence protects the organisation and slows down
would-be attackers, often resulting in some hackers moving on to easier targets to breach.


Firewalls alone are not enough – an updated and well-configured firewall security system
will prevent simple attacks, but more sophisticated attacks will penetrate the network.
Employees may also introduce security dangers from inside the company, something
which most firewalls will not be able to prevent.


Added security techniques to adopt – regular employee security awareness training,
as well as encrypting data such as PHI databases and applications.


Encryption – by adding encryption, you could prevent a hacker, which may have already gained
some level of access to the network, from gaining access to further data.

EDGENETIC  Can Help Your Healthcare Organisation Become Cyber Secure

Explore our related cyber services for healthcare clients:

Cybersecurity Strategy
and Planning

Create a board-level
cybersecurity strategy & plan

ISO 27001

Addresses requirements for an information security management system

Security Audit

Analyse your IT infrastructure,
exposing weaknesses and
high-risk practices

Managed Security

Outsource your network
security services to
cybersecurity experts

Managed Detection
and Response

Improve your ability to detect
and respond to threats

Red Teaming

Assessment that simulates
threats to evaluate how you
would stand up to a real adversary

Social Engineering

Explore human weaknesses
found in the organisation

Penetration Testing

Evaluate the security
of your system(s)

Web Application Testing

Assess applications for
potential bugs before
going live

Incident Response

Address and manage the
aftermath of a security breach
or attack

Security Training

Deliver security awareness
training for key business
stakeholders such as employees

Why Choose EDGENETIC  As Your Cybersecurity Partner?

Mitigate cyber risk

EDGENETIC  helps its clients to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, giving a first-line cyber defence and response to all types of incident, and resilience to stand up to cyber-attacks. It also encourages intelligence sharing amongst the healthcare industry, and sophisticated testing to mitigate an organisations risk of a breach or an attack at every level.

EDGENETIC ‘s cybersecurity credentials

As a trusted member of CREST and one of the world’s first accredited CBEST testing organisations you can be sure that you are in the most capable hands.

We are proud to be one of the few global companies that is certified by CREST across all key disciplines. Our team of consultants have achieved the highest accreditations for Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Incident Response services and Threat Intelligence. In parallel, we were the first organisation to be accredited for our Security Operation Centre services.

EDGENETIC  are certified by a range of governing bodies for our work within highly regulated industries, in the health sectors and the payment card industry and are approved as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company. We practise what we preach and have the highest levels of rigour applied to all the risk management and security controls that are relevant to our organisation itself. We are certified against ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.

EDGENETIC ‘s research and development

Through its research and development (R&D) as well as active client work, EDGENETIC ‘s dedicated R&D team analyses and studies threat actor behaviour, gaining greater insight into the specific threat landscape within the health sector. You can also access EDGENETIC ‘s latest zero-day discoveries through EDGENETIC  and subscribe to receive EDGENETIC ‘s most recent findings as they are publicly released. 

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