Exploring Zero Trust Security in Healthcare, How It Protects Health Data

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

A zero trust security model can help healthcare organizations safeguard their interconnected networks and devices while protecting sensitive health data.

Under the watchful eye of a zero trust security model, no device or user is automatically trusted before being vetted by strict authentication processes. Zero trust is not a single technology or tactic, but a set of cyber defenses that collectively look for threats outside and within a network perimeter.

Implementing a zero trust architecture could make a life-or-death difference in how healthcare organizations operate and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

The healthcare sector is at a particularly high risk from a security standpoint, as exhibited by the increasing number of ransomware attacks and data breaches occurring daily. Recently, a...

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