Cyberthreats can come from anywhere and move within a network rapidly. The concept behind zero-trust security models for improving data security is that you should never grant automatic trust to any user. The main idea is that everything inside or outside a healthcare organization requires authentication and verification before being allowed to access a system, cutting off devices, equipment, and IP addresses until use is verified.
Some of the tools zero-trust models rely on for improving data security include encryption, multifactor authentication, and analytics. Once access is granted, only the bare minimum information is given to accomplish the specific task at hand.
As you implement or strengthen your zero-trust data security model within your healthcare practice, keep in mind that it is impossible to prevent and anticipate all threats. Third parties your organization partners with can also be the source of an attack on your institution’s data networks.
You should also prepare to transfer a growing majority of your organization’s data to the cloud. This requires protecting your cloud-based information and applications diligently because this information can be accessed from mobile devices and those in remote locations.
A zero-trust security model is one of the best defenses you have against data security breaches within your healthcare practice, dental office, or hospital. We can help you solidify one of these systems and increase your organization’s security through a variety of different methods – talk to us today about your options.