Keep your cloud services healthy

Protect regulated data and ensure compliance in healthcare

Netskope

Netskope for healthcare and life sciences

The cloud brings your healthcare or life sciences organization greater flexibility and a larger variety of tools, allowing users to be more productive, collaborative, and responsive to patient or customer needs. But cloud adoption is not without risk if it is not secure. Beyond monetary losses, healthcare data breaches can harm an organization’s reputation and lead to litigation. With the increasing adoption of cloud services by medical professionals, researchers, and administrators, you have less visibility and control over sensitive data such as patient health records, clinical trials research data, and even non-public financials or business plans. To protect healthcare information such as protected health information (PHI) and ensure electronic health records (EHRs) remain secure, you need tools to secure your sensitive data in case of a healthcare data breach, enforce access controls, and restrict risky cloud activities.

IT needs a way to understand how PHI and other sensitive information is accessed and stored, and enforce policies and controls on it to protect data and ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations. Keeping sensitive information secure is key to patient privacy, securing company IP, avoiding regulatory fines, guarding against data breaches in healthcare, and more.

Key Features

Assess risk

As cloud service usage grows, you need to understand and manage the risks associated with these cloud services. Granular visibility into your cloud usage will help you strike the right balance between these risks and the expected business benefits.

  • Discover which cloud services are being used
  • Assess enterprise-readiness of cloud services
  • See usage detail about users, activities, and data
Ensure compliance

You need to understand activity-level usage of your cloud services in the context of regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH, and ensure compliant usage by governing access, activities, and data in your cloud services.

  • Build detailed audit trail of cloud activities
  • Create regular reports for policy compliance
  • Govern usage across all cloud services
  • Restrict non-compliant activities
Protect data

It’s easy to share data in the cloud, but improper sharing of sensitive data such as PHI or a patient’s EHR can lead to fines and breach of patient privacy. It’s important for you to identify and protect the sensitive data stored in the cloud and also control data as it’s being uploaded, downloaded, and shared, mitigating risk of data breaches in healthcare.

  • Accurately detect your sensitive content
  • Support your data classification system
  • Protect sensitive data with strong encryption
Audit and report

As your users move to the cloud, it is important to create a granular, contextual audit trail of their cloud activities for audit, forensics, and compliance reporting purposes.

  • Create regular reports for auditors
  • Provide details about users, activities, and data
  • Drill down for further investigation

Top Use Cases

Discovery

Find all cloud services in use across your organization, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of these services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index and obtain detailed usage information about users, activities and data. Use this information to assess your risk and inform your cloud security policies, such as preventing users from uploading content to poorly rated personal cloud storage services.

Secure data

Detect sensitive content at rest in sanctioned cloud services or en route to or from any cloud service with advanced, enterprise cloud DLP. Define granular policies – based on user, device, service, activity and data – to automatically protect your data by blocking activities, restricting access, encrypting data, and more.

Stop threats

The cloud makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud services an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your organization from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment.

HIPAA and HITECH compliance

Enforce controls and restrictions on high-risk cloud services and activities to help address HIPAA and HITECH compliance, such as “Don’t share patients’ EHRs” or “Don’t let researchers upload PHI to any business intelligence services they use for clinical trials.” Audit suspected violations with full cloud activity trail that includes context such as user, activity, data, device, location, and more.

Trusted by leading companies

Genomic Health — case study

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Netskope for Heathcare and Life Sciences — solution brief

Learn how Netskope can help healthcare and life sciences organizations adopt the cloud in a secure manner.

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