Absolute Launches New Healthcare Data & Device Security Offering

By: Arieanna Schweber | 8/27/2015

Absolute today announced the launch of Absolute DDS for Healthcare, a new offering tailored specifically to serve its healthcare customers. Absolute DDS for Healthcare includes added support that helps customers determine healthcare compliance and regulatory exposure in the event of a data breach.

"The adoption of enterprise mobility has had a tremendous and positive impact on the healthcare industry,” said Geoff Haydon, chief executive officer, Absolute. “With valuable input from some of our largest customers, Absolute DDS for Healthcare was developed to deliver greater support through each phase of a security incident. By identifying and containing potential security risks, as well as navigating regulatory compliance responsibilities, our healthcare customers can advance the benefits of mobility, providing improved and immediate services to their patients and the community.”

Absolute DDS for Healthcare was developed to fulfill the highest levels of endpoint security, forensic support, and regulatory response for healthcare companies. Absolute DDS for Healthcare entitles access to Healthcare Endpoint Investigations delivered by certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioners (HCISPP) and certified Protection Professionals (CPP). Absolute DDS for Healthcare includes:

  • A comprehensive onboarding program delivered by certified Absolute healthcare data security specialists
  • A designated expert from the experienced Absolute Investigations team to lead the response efforts in the event of a security incident
  • Remediation workflows where the Absolute Investigations team walk through the steps of a security incident to ensure the risk of a compromised device has been contained
  • Forensic analysis reports provided at the end of an investigation as well as an interim report, if necessary, to comply with any federal, state or local timing requirements

The costs and consequences of a data breach can cripple a healthcare organization, especially if it is not handled quickly. A 2015 study reported that the average cost of a data breach to a health practice is as much as $363 per medical record, and another states that the potential cost of breaches for the healthcare industry could be as much as $5.6 billion annually. With Absolute DDS for Healthcare, you can speed up your response time following a security incident, either containing an incident before it becomes a breach or providing the tools and reports to expedite the compliance process and minimize costs.

In our whitepaper, Six Steps to Effective Healthcare Data Breach Response, we outline additional ways you can mitigate the costs and fallout of a potential data breach. Learn more about how you can integrate Absolute DDS for Healthcare here.

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