FairWarning and FireEye Join Forces to Combat Increasing Security Threats to Healthcare Organizations

Integration of FireEye Threat Analytics Platform with FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring creates a coordinated threat protection and response framework for patient privacy breaches

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Clearwater, FL – February 18, 2016 – FairWarning, Inc., a leading provider of solutions which expand trust in mission critical applications such as Salesforce, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and cloud-based applications, today announced that it has joined forces with FireEye, the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, to protect healthcare organizations from the increasing internal and external advanced persistent threats (APT) to protected health information (PHI). The combined solution, available through FairWarning’s Patient Privacy Monitoring Platform, creates a world-class threat prevention and response framework providing healthcare organizations with a holistic, end-to-end view of cyber security.

“Advanced persistent threats need an advanced security approach,” said Chuck Burbank, CISO of FairWarning. “It is no longer enough for healthcare organizations to think of internal and external threats separately. You need a coordinated and holistic view of your organization’s security landscape in order to effectively protect and quickly respond to potential breaches. By integrating the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform into our Patient Privacy Monitoring solution we can identify unusual access and alert FireEye to initiate an investigation – accelerating response time to a potential threat and improving patient privacy.”

“Today’s threats to the healthcare industry are escalating so rapidly that organizations need a platform to decrease the time it takes to detect and respond to threat actor activity,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition. “By integrating with FairWarning, we can empower health care organizations to secure their protected health information. Our joint solution provides healthcare security teams with a dedicated capability to secure their industry’s unique data from internal or external threats.”

The FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring Platform analyzes user activities to look for suspicious behaviors. In the event a user accesses a large number of patient records, FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring Platform detects it and alerts FireEye Threat Analytics Platform.  The incident responder is simultaneously alerted and a lateral forensic investigation is performed on the user. FireEye correlates the activities discovered in FairWarning with infrastructure events to learn whether the user’s credentials have been compromised and determine the scope of the threat.

The solution is available now on the FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring Platform.

 

About FairWarning®

FairWarning® is a leading provider of privacy and information security solutions which expand trust in mission critical applications such as Salesforce, Electronic Health Records and cloud-based applications. Auditing over 300 business applications, FairWarning solutions empower businesses globally to grow their reputation with their customers, increase velocity in their business and comply with complex federal and state privacy laws such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and EU Data Protection Act. FairWarning provides a comprehensive platform and managed services for performing forensic investigations of applications, enforcing access policies, conducting legal investigations, and improving compliance effectiveness. FairWarning catches people stealing your data.

About FireEye

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 4,400 customers across 67 countries, including more than 680 of the Forbes Global 2000.

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