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Why Life Sciences and Healthcare Should Choose an Integrated Managed Services Security Partner

Emagined Security managed security services specialize in supporting Life Sciences and

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Healthcare organizations. Don’t settle for second best. Here is why an organization should choose an Integrated Managed Services Security Partner and not just Single Threaded Managed Security Service Providers. As you know, life sciences and healthcare organizations deal with sensitive and highly regulated data, making security a top priority. When it comes to choosing between an Integrated Managed Security Service Partner and a bunch of a la carte security solutions (provider level), there are several compelling reasons why these industries often opt for an Integrated Managed Services Security Partner:


  • Expertise and Specialization: Integrated Managed Security Service Partners specialize in security, bringing a depth of knowledge and expertise across the IT and Security environments that may be challenging for in-house teams or single-threaded Managed Security Service Providers to match. In the fast-evolving world of cybersecurity, having access to a variety of dedicated security professionals and skills can make a significant difference in staying ahead of threats.

  • Comprehensive Protection: Integrated Managed Security Service Partners typically provide a holistic approach to security. They cover a wide range of security needs, including network security, endpoint security, data protection, threat detection, incident response, and compliance management. This comprehensive approach is essential in safeguarding sensitive healthcare and life sciences data. If your provider only has access to single threads they lack the appropriate data correlation ability to make accurate decisions.

  • 24/7 Monitoring and Response: Integrated Managed Security Services Partners offer continuous monitoring of systems and networks, ensuring that any security incidents or anomalies are detected and addressed promptly. This round-the-clock vigilance is crucial in industries where the consequences of data breaches or downtime can be severe. Don’t settle for just an alert without the Incident Response Triage and full response capabilities. Ensure your Integrated Managed Security Service Partner includes full Incident Response Triage in order to assess each potential incident appropriately. Don’t settle for just an SLA alert notification without the follow-through.

  • Knowledge Sharing: As Integrated Managed Security Service Partners are more focused on deep partnerships rather than servicing mass client bases, they can bring additional levels of intelligence / proactive detection and protection to support your organization. When you work closely with named individuals rather than just a random person who doesn’t know the inner workings of your organization, you get the benefits of a true partnership. Many advantages can be seen such as specialty detection policies that are created based on your specific needs or urgent attack indicators being seen within your or our other client’s environments.

  • Cost-Efficiency: While a la carte solutions may initially seem cost-effective, managing multiple standalone security tools can become complex and expensive. You get what you pay for and not more! Integrated Managed Security Service Partners often provide a more cost-efficient model, bundling various security functions into a package that doesn’t nickel and dime your organization.

  • Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Healthcare and life sciences organizations must adhere to strict regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Integrated Managed Security Service Partners can help ensure compliance by providing tools and expertise tailored to these regulations.

  • Scalability and Flexibility: As healthcare and life sciences organizations grow or change, their security needs evolve. Integrated Managed Security Service Partners are typically more scalable and adaptable to these changing requirements compared to a fixed set of a la carte solutions providers.

  • Threat Intelligence: Integrated Managed Security Service Partners often have access to threat intelligence feeds and global threat landscapes, allowing them to better identify emerging threats and vulnerabilities. This proactive approach to security helps organizations stay ahead of potential risks. Additionally, by being able to correlate information from various sources/tools the Integrated Managed Security Service Partner can better analyze issues that arise and quickly resolve situations.

  • Rapid Response to Incidents: In the event of a security incident, Integrated Managed Security Service Partners can offer immediate incident response services, helping organizations contain and mitigate the damage quickly. This rapid response can minimize the impact of breaches. In recent incidents, it has been reported that many Single Threaded Managed Security Service Providers have not shown up for the Incident Response Triage and resultant Incident Responses as it is not core to their businesses.

  • Focus on Core Competencies: By outsourcing security to experts such as an Integrated Managed Security Service Partner, healthcare and life sciences organizations can focus on their core missions and activities without being burdened by the complexities of managing security tools and processes.

  • Reduced IT Workload: Managing individual security solutions can be resource-intensive for IT teams. Utilizing Integrated Managed Security Service Partners frees up internal resources, allowing IT staff to concentrate on other critical IT tasks.

In summary, Integrated Managed Security Service Partners offer healthcare and life sciences organizations a comprehensive, expert-driven, and cost-effective approach to cybersecurity, which is vital for safeguarding sensitive patient data and complying with stringent regulations in these industries. Call Emagined Security for a full discussion on the differences between Integrated Managed Security Service Partners and Single Threaded Managed Security Service Providers from the People, Process, and Technical perspectives. We are confident you will see the benefits of partnering with a security firm such as Emagined Security.

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