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Healthcare data security

Healthcare organizations and insurance providers are repositories for healthcare data and personally identifiable information (PII) like SSNs and billing information. Because they are high-value targets for hackers, federal statutes like HIPAA and HITECH require that healthcare organizations encrypt protected health information.

Futurex helps healthcare organizations and insurance providers achieve hardware-based data encryption with unrivaled logical and physical security.

  • Hardware-based encryption
  • Logical and physical data security controls
  • Central management of devices and encryption keys
  • Flexible deployment: on-premises, in the cloud, or both
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HIPAA

The HIPAA security rule requires electronically protected health information to be encrypted over open networks to ensure maximum data security and mitigate personal data breaches. Establishing a PKI makes this possible.

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HITECH

Regulations that expand upon HIPAA security standards and create incentives to protect data within a healthcare organization. Using a cryptographic management server does this while streamlining operations.

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The challenges for healthcare providers

The healthcare industry faces unique data security risks. Because they possess highly sensitive personal data, healthcare organizations are valuable targets for cybercriminals.

To protect patients, healthcare professionals, and business associates from data breaches or cyber attacks, you should use security measures that include diverse functions like data encryption, data protection, key management, digital signing, and multi-factor authentication.

As an additional challenge, distributed data security infrastructures pose organizational challenges to healthcare organizations that often require a centralized approach to healthcare data management.

  • Protect medical data from unauthorized access
  • Encrypt patient data shared between wireless devices to prevent tampering
  • Ensure medical devices are signed and authenticated
  • Build a stable, redundant, and streamlined healthcare security infrastructure

Futurex solutions for healthcare providers

Futurex key management and data encryption solutions keep health data secure.

Our hardware security modules (HSMs) encrypt data and store the keys needed for its decryption. Even in the event of a data breach, the stored data will be illegible. The same HSMs can be used to establish a PKI and manage certificate trees for object signing and data authentication.

Futurex also offers storage solutions with extra security measures, such as vaultless tokenization, with full redundancy and automatic failover.

  • Encrypt and store patient records, financial records, clinical research data
  • Enable remote or manual key injection and digital signing for mobile devices
  • Establish a PKI to protect patient data shared by wireless devices
  • Create the framework for data authentication and access control

The challenges for insurance providers

Insurance providers store large amounts of data, including billing details and healthcare data. When this information is stored and transmitted it must be encrypted to comply with Federal regulations for data security. Insurance providers within the healthcare industry know that trust is foundational to their business, and that data protection steps must be taken to avoid a compromising event such as a data breach.

Insurance providers are also expected to be available to policyholders 24/7, requiring strong security management processes, to which strong healthcare data security solutions are essential.

  • Meet HIPAA privacy rule compliance
  • Encrypt databases and enforce security rules
  • Encrypt personal data to prevent insurance fraud
  • Maintain trust by preventing cyber attacks

Futurex solutions for insurance providers

Futurex provides the resources to secure healthcare data in transit and at rest, manage encryption keys, and to manage devices from a centralized platform. to protect data integrity while meeting compliance regulations.

Futurex provides encryption and key management services tailored to the healthcare industry. Futurex solutions are available on-premises, in the cloud, and as a hybrid solution.

  • Encrypt and store healthcare data, medical histories, financial records
  • Secure databases with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware
  • Surpass compliance regulations like HITECH and HIPAA
  • Maintain trust by preventing data breaches with market-leading healthcare data security
KMES Series 3: Comprehensive key and certificate lifecycle management

Use this secure cryptographic device (SCD) to establish a public key infrastructure (PKI) to manage certificates, keys, signing requests, and more with the FIPS 140-2 Level 3-compliant Key Management Enterprise Server (KMES) Series 3.

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Guardian Series 3: Centralized cryptographic infrastructure management

Remotely manage a scalable and fully redundant cryptographic infrastructure with user-defined device grouping, customizable notifications, and reporting. You can better prepare for audits and more with the Guardian Series 3 management platform.

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Excrypt Plus: Unrivaled encryption and transaction processing

Standardize your infrastructure on a single platform with transaction speeds scalable up to 25,000 TPS and versatile encryption functions supporting all major algorithms. It meets and exceeds compliance standards, including ANSI, ISO, FIPS, and PCI.

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In the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid of both: Futurex delivers tailored cryptographic solutions to fit your business needs.

 

Any cryptographic function. Any size. Any scale. Any location.

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Regulation compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires the encryption of protected health information (PHI) so that only authorized healthcare services can gain access to patient health data. Meeting these requirements to the fullest extent often requires organizations to implement stringent security measures.

Futurex offers the health information technology solutions needed to meet the standards and limit the scope of compliance.

HIPAA

HIPAA requires you to encrypt patient data over open networks to ensure maximum data security and mitigate personal data breaches.

HITECH

HITECH expands upon HIPAA security standards and creates incentives for securing data within a healthcare organization.

Healthcare data security solutions

In addition to protecting our health and well-being, healthcare organizations are also responsible for protecting patient health information. Because of the nature of the healthcare industry, these organizations are repositories for private health data. This data includes not just medical histories, prescriptions, and prognoses but also personal data like names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, billing information, and insurance claims.

Healthcare organizations serve as repositories for all this information, and thus they are high-value targets for criminals and fraudsters. Beyond maintaining patient data confidentiality, encryption solutions are necessary for meeting compliance due to data protection regulations such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act, which mandate the encryption of protected health information (PHI).

Advantages of hardware-based encryption

Hardware-based encryption is one of the most secure and efficient data protection methods. Regarding healthcare data security, hardware-based encryption offers many advantages for healthcare organizations, such as physical, logical, and encryption-based security of data in transit and at rest; tamper resistance and responsiveness; and disaster recovery and redundancy for data backup.

The degree of security that accompanies hardware-based encryption solutions is unrivaled, providing healthcare organizations with encryption solutions impervious to both human interference and natural disaster. For organizations maintaining records in widespread use on a 24x7x365 basis, this reliability is a necessity.

The Futurex solution suite for healthcare data security

Futurex offers a comprehensive suite of products that provide healthcare institutions with the security, accessibility, and reliability they need to manage a complete cryptographic infrastructure. Using cutting-edge key management and encryption technology, healthcare IT systems can protect and secure sensitive data in many ways, such as the following:

Secure storage of electronic health records

Health records are often stored in vast repositories to maintain accessibility whenever needed. To completely secure these records, you should encrypt them before storage. To do this, use a hardware security module (HSM).

If the storage drives containing these health records are compromised or stolen, the data contained on them would be illegible without the encryption keys stored on the HSM.

Clinical research data verification

Organizations often spend countless years at an average cost of tens of millions of dollars conducting clinical research trials. Because the price of the information gathered is sometimes unquantifiable, foreign governments, corporate competitors, or activist groups might want to gain access to this information or sabotage the research data.

To ensure the authenticity of this research information and stop bad actors trying to access sensitive data, Futurex provides digital signing services through the KMES Series 3, a solution that manages entire certificate trees for the secure digital signing and authentication of data.

Protected transfer of patient records

Personal health information transfers within and between healthcare organizations every minute of every day. To protect this usage data from healthcare data breaches, including accidental breaches by healthcare employees, you must encrypt it.

Organizations can ensure both the confidentiality and authenticity of this information by encrypting and digitally signing the data before transmission. Establish mutually authenticated connections with appropriate protection and access controls between multiple institutions or software applications, ensuring that a trusted network is in place before transmitting any personal health information.

Futurex healthcare solutions portfolio

Application Encryption
Encrypt files or data fields at the application level to reduce the risk of exposing sensitive information in the clear.
Database Encryption
Balance security and availability to protect data across all devices and networks with TDE and hardened data encryption.
File Encryption
Encrypt files at rest before public transfer and control the key so that even your cloud provider can't access them.
Vaultless Tokenization
Protect valuable data with randomly generated, vaultless tokens to reduce risk and complexity.
Data Privacy
Use powerful and scalable HSMs and key management servers to encrypt and protect data in transit and at rest.

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