Hospitals and clinics face many more challenges than your average organization when creating adequate cybersecurity for their operation. Medical personnel are extremely busy caring for patients, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, often while using legacy assets and equipment that make network security solutions harder to deploy. Even more pressing, the medical industry is a prime target for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) groups because of weak information security and because patients’ protected health information (PHI) is worth a fortune on the black market. Anticipating this change in the threat landscape, TXOne Networks designed a perfect-fit solution for the medical industry: Safe Lock, our 4-in-1 lockdown software.
The foundation of Safe Lock is its trust list, ideal for the daily trials and tribulations of the medical industry. Medical personnel only need to add required programs to Safe Lock’s easy-to-use trust list to keep the operation running, protecting patient outcomes and PHI from cyber threats. Safe Lock’s intelligent runtime learning mode streamlines the trust list further by learning the behaviors of strictly approved programs, pre-approving them to run other applications, make system changes, or output files as necessary. Safe Lock also prevents the opening of potentially malicious URLs and the use of untrusted USB devices.
Legacy assets are extremely common at healthcare centers – versions of Windows that are well past their end-of-service date such as Windows 2000 or XP. They haven’t received updates or patches in years, and sensitive information stored on such machines is incredibly vulnerable! Safe Lock is specifically designed to run on these legacy systems, requiring minimal computational resources. Safe Lock requires few (if any) updates and no internet access, making it an easy choice for air-gapped assets as well.
Learn more about how SafeLock keeps your assets secure and helps keep hospitals and clinics well within the boundaries of HIPAA here.