Digital transformation has allowed healthcare and life sciences organizations to leverage ever-increasing amounts of sensitive patient data to provide better healthcare outcomes. But the enormous amounts of sensitive data flowing through complex Hybrid IT systems create data protection vulnerabilities and threaten compliance with regulations at a time of a growing cyber-attack pandemic.

Dymar data protection solutions provide encryption and key protection to healthcare enterprises to help them reduce the risks associated with holding patient data. Our flexible healthcare data security solutions help strengthen organizational security and compliance postures, and support users’ demands for access to patient data.


Compliant Protection of Structured and Unstructured Data
Healthcare institutions typically store and process multiple kinds of data, ranging from images and emails to medical records and payment information. This healthcare data, much of which is subject to HIPAA compliance or other privacy mandates, is stored on multiple devices, runs on multiple operating systems and is accessed by multiple users in multiple places.

Users Who Need Immediate, Reliable Access to Data
Given the often urgent nature of the healthcare environment, users require immediate access to data across a range of devices and applications. IT managers are tasked with ensuring that clinicians, researchers and patients themselves can access medical records, with no degradation in system performance.

Expanding Threat Landscape
According to Reuters, medical records are worth 10 times the value of a stolen credit card number. As attackers increase their sophistication, healthcare organizations must bolster their security and compliance efforts. The unprecedented sharing of data across clinical applications, devices and facilities expands the potential surface attack area – and the security manager’s challenges.


Healthcare Data Encryption
Encryption and key management solutions from Dymar provide healthcare institutions with a single extensible framework for protecting both structured and unstructured data under the diverse requirements of healthcare institutions, across the broadest range of OS platforms, databases, cloud environments and big data implementations. Rendering patient data unusable to attackers improves your compliance with data privacy mandates.

No Degradation of System Performance
The Live Data Transformation option delivers industry-leading availability, resiliency and efficiency. With this option, a database or file system can be used normally, including powerful access control and logging capabilities, while it is undergoing encryption.

Strong User Access Controls
Provides healthcare institutions with the comprehensive, robust and granular controls they need to guard against the abuse of privileged user access. Centralized policy and key management, customers can address security policies and compliance mandates across databases, files and big data nodes. Create high-assurance systems to authenticate employees using internal systems, and a variety of connected devices accessing the network.

Protect Organizational Reputation and Revenues
Data breaches at healthcare organizations have increased operating costs and impacted executive careers from IT to the C-suite, but perhaps the greatest damage is to the long-term reputation (and long-term revenue potential) of the breached organization. Establishing a strong security and compliance posture helps defend the healthcare enterprise against negative reputational and financial impact.

Improve Compliance with HIPAA-HITECH, PCI DSS and More
Data privacy mandates specify that organizations that store and process patient data – and other personally identifiable information – must protect it against theft or other loss. Helps organizations meet HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH compliance requirements transparently – without changes to operational processes and the daily work of healthcare professionals.

Render Patient Records Unusable to Attackers
Attackers are motivated by the black market value of patient medical records. However, with Dymar data encryption solutions in place, attackers will find only a jumble of ciphertext in place of patient data.

Protecting life-sciences and healthcare data against a cyber-attack pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped bring to the forefront another pandemic affecting the life sciences and healthcare industries: Cyber-attacks. Attempts to steal COVID 19 vaccine technology, clinical trials data sets, individual vaccination records and disrupt vaccine distribution supply chains rattled the industry and national governments. Ransomware attacks at hospitals jeopardize care and place patient’s lives in danger. One thing is to have a credit card cloned, but it is a lot more serious when lives are at risk.


Sophos protection for healthcare providers

Globally, healthcare providers are adopting new technologies like network-connected medical devices, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and medical apps such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). At the same time, these providers are embracing evolving IT trends like cloud adoption, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and mobility to foster better patient care and improve access to patient data. As they do so, cybercriminals are deploying increasingly sophisticated attack methods to gain access to sensitive patient and healthcare data that is far more valuable on the dark web than any other type of information.