Malicious hackers love healthcare organizations. Their web applications hold a wealth of sensitive and confidential patient data: social security numbers, cardholder data, relationship details and health information. Hackers make money by selling such data, making healthcare organizations' web applications a hacker’s prime target.
As a result, healthcare entities need to protect their patients’ healthcare records (ePHI) by ensuring that their websites, web services and web APIs do not contain any security vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit, which might result in a data breach. To help these organizations, the US congress enacted the HIPAA security standards. Healthcare organizations can use the Netsparker web application security scanner to conduct HIPAA vulnerability scanning and:
In order to improve patient care, healthcare organizations make their sensitive patient data available via web applications. However, convenience and accessibility comes at the cost of building very large and complex web applications. More often than not, these web applications are susceptible to malicious hacker attacks which could result in a breach of the Electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Therefore healthcare organizations must do a risk analysis and maintain the security of these complex web applications. Security teams need to use the right security tools to automate penetration testing and achieve HIPAA compliance. Without automation, it's impossible to keep such applications secure and meet the HIPAA compliance requirements without slowing down the development progress.
Using Netsparker, healthcare organizations can easily integrate automated security vulnerability scanning, which is a HIPAA security rule, from the early stages of development. They benefit from being able to:
The HIPAA security compliance regulation requires healthcare organizations to do frequent risk analysis and penetration testing, to ensure their web applications do not have any vulnerabilities that might leave their patients’ health information records exposed. In fact every organization should develop its own policies and procedures, in which they should include HIPAA vulnerability scanning with the Netsparker web application security scanner so they can:
With traditional black box web vulnerability scanners, security teams and penetration testers have to manually verify the software’s findings, since automated tools are known to report false positives. This process requires a lot of expertise and introduces the potential for human error to be introduced. Also it takes days, sometimes weeks, to manually verify the findings of a security scan, making web application security practically unaffordable for many busine
The advantage of using the Netsparker web vulnerability scanner is that users do not have to conduct manual verification of detected security vulnerabilities. Netsparker has pioneered the exclusive Proof-Based Scanning™ technology that automatically verifies identified vulnerabilities with a proof of exploit. If a vulnerability is exploitable, it is definitely not a false positive.
This high level of automation with built-in proof during penetration testing allows businesses to scale up their efforts and scan all their web applications, web services and web APIs – without requiring an army of people and the budget of a football club.
The Netsparker web application security solution is your one-stop web security solution that enables you to build secure HIPAA compliant web applications with protected health information. In addition to world-class and fully customisable crawling capabilities, and advanced vulnerability scanning technology, Netsparker has a suite of tools that help businesses automate their penetration testing and identification, triaging, and remediation of security vulnerabilities. Netsparker has:
Use Netsparker to automatically identify vulnerabilities in your web applications before hackers do and adhere to the HIPAA requirements, so that your patients can rest easy. Netsparker is available as an on-premises, managed and self-managed solution. Apply for a trial today!