Cyberattacks are a common occurrence in the healthcare industry.. Sensitive patient data, such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, and addresses, is often stored in SaaS applications. This data can be used for identity theft, tax fraud, and other crimes.
There are a number of steps that healthcare organizations can take to protect patients and their privacy in their SaaS apps. These include:
- Using HIPAA-compliant SaaS applications. SaaS applications that are HIPAA-compliant have been designed to protect patient data in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
- Implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA adds an extra layer of security to SaaS applications by requiring users to enter a one-time password (OTP) in addition to their username and password.
- Using a SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) platform. An SSPM platform can help organizations to monitor and manage the security of their SaaS applications. This includes monitoring for misconfigurations, tracking third-party applications, and managing user permissions.
- Educating employees about cybersecurity threats. Employees should be aware of the risks of cyberattacks and how to protect patient data. This includes training on how to identify and avoid phishing emails, as well as how to use strong passwords and keep their devices secure.
By taking these steps, healthcare organizations can help to protect patients and their privacy in their SaaS apps.