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Data Loss Prevention in Healthcare
Data Loss Prevention in Healthcare

Data Loss Prevention in Healthcare

Release Date: 10/04/2023

The rise of digital services in healthcare has made protecting medical data an ongoing challenge. Data loss may occur in several forms, including information theft, data leak, data manipulation, and unauthorized sharing of data with third parties. In the healthcare industry, the compromise of personal health information can have serious consequences for patients, including identity theft and harm to their medical treatment. Healthcare IT leaders need proper security controls and visibility into user behavior to monitor and prevent data loss. The clear solution is Data Loss Prevention (DLP). 

This paper outlines how DLP is utilized in the healthcare industry to protect data sharing, especially regarding patient information. It outlines significant risks that the healthcare industry faces, why data loss risk is increased as healthcare process automation enhances hospital efficiency, why it’s vital to monitor data usage and movement, how DLP works, types of DLP solutions, DLP best practices, and the critical elements of DLP program maturity.

Key Takeaways: 
  • How DLP works
  • The three main types of DLP 
  • What is Exact Data Matching (EDM) and Indexed Document Matching (IDM) 
  • The importance of collaborating on DLP with the Threat Intel team
  • The impact of location on data usage
  • How to properly configure DLP
  • DLP best practices
  • How to measure DLP maturity
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Acknowledgements

Dr. Jim Angle
Dr. Jim Angle

Dr. Jim Angle

Jim has dedicated hundreds of hours to CSA and was instrumental in reviving CSA’s Health Information Management working group. In doing so, he drafted the group’s first charter and went on to become its co-chair. In this role, he authored three papers — Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud, Telehealth in the ...

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Michael Roza
Michael Roza
Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 100 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud K...

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Imran Pirzada
Imran Pirzada
Principal IT Security Engineer - Data Protection & Governance

Imran Pirzada

Principal IT Security Engineer - Data Protection & Governance

Joined CSA Healthcare Information Management working group in 2020. Participated in several publications and recently authored "Data Loss Prevention in Healthcare"

Imran is a Principal IT Security Engineer at a Healthcare Fortune 500 company, coming with extenstive experience in IT security across various industries. Imran's concentration is in IT Security Data Governance where he has designed and implemented policies, procedures, and...

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