How Privileged Access Security addresses the security and productivity challenges in healthcare

Defend against ransomware

The NHS was one of the first highly visible ransomware victims. The NCSC has released clear guidance on how to protect critical systems, data and devices. The Digital Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit goes further and requires a broad range of measures for all agencies in the healthcare sector or do business with it. Ransomware can be devastating, but attacks can also threaten personal data which is a valuable commodity on the dark web.

As highlighted in the DSP Toolkit, Privileged Access Management (PAM) is fundamental to protect powerful admin credentials, especially those that have access to backup systems that are so critical to recovery after an attack.

Why Osirium PAM?

Osirium Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a fast to deploy, lightweight but powerful solution to manage privileged accounts. Over 40 NHS trusts and organisations depend on Osirium PAM.

Safely delegate IT operations

Many day-to-day help desk operations may get delayed because every Help Desk is busy. But even simple tasks such as removing accounts when staff leave can't be delayed because that leaves a potential security vulnerability. If those tasks can be automated, not only can you be sure the correct processes are followed, but the work can be completed faster, freeing up admin time. Those tasks can even be delegated to frontline staff in primary or acute care settings so they can make the changes as soon as they're needed.

Why Osirium Automation?

Security is critical for automating IT operations, but it also needs to be easy to customise and a great experience for non-technical users. That's where Osirium Automation offers unique capabilities for secure automation of IT operations.

Stop ransomware attacks before they begin

Most attacks start by attacking a user's laptop or workstation. If they have Local Admin rights, they can install or update software which may be infected with ransomware. The safest option is to remove those local admin permissions, but that would cause many more calls to the IT Help Desk.

Why Osirium PEM?

To let staff continue using the applications they need, the focus must shift from elevating the user's account to only elevating permissions on approved applications. Osirium Privileged Endpoint Management (PEM) is built to address that need. With it's learning mode to identify which applications need elevation and policy-based approvals, it's a simple task for IT to review and approve privileged execution.

A major transformation is possible if you can enable end-users to take care of account management tasks for themselves.

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