Cyberattacks, viruses, and other malicious threats continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, with government officials noting that more than 400,000 healthcare records were exposed in January 2018 alone. To combat such attacks, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., is offering comprehensive cybersecurity services for all new and existing CT, MR, and vascular systems to help protect patients, company personnel reveal.

Canon Medical’s approach addresses vulnerabilities on all fronts: firewall and network protection, antivirus software, live monitoring, predictive technologies, and a team that helps customers withstand an attack. Among other services, some of Canon’s cybersecurity solutions include:

  • Rapid Response–24×7: Canon Medical’s engineers and technical staff are available around the clock for application support, monitoring, and recovery guidance, company officials say.
  • Compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Canon Medical Systems sustains U.S. Department of Defense requirements by following the Risk Management Framework and complying with NIST. They also provide strict local authentication with audit controls and logging for medical security.
  • InnerVision Plus: Protects patient information, including PHI and PII, and features predictive security alerts via continuous remote monitoring. If a problem is detected onsite, diagnostics can be performed to identify and resolve issues quickly, Canon personnel say.
  • 360º Connect: Users can access a 24×7 snapshot of their system’s health at any time with 360º Connect, Canon Medical’s cloud-based, online self-service portal.

“Cybersecurity is a growing challenge, as cyber threats targeting hospitals continue to increase, and research has shown that effective response to data breeches can save lives,” says Satrajit Misra, vice president, marketing and strategic development, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “Advanced cybersecurity is more important and necessary than ever before, and our cybersecurity services give hospitals the latest cyber-attack prevention technologies to help protect patient information in today’s evolving landscape.”