Mar 01 2023

4 Adaptive Cybersecurity Controls to Include in a Zero-Trust Strategy

Pairing a zero-trust architecture with additional security controls can help healthcare organizations better protect patient data in a complex cybersecurity landscape.

The cybersecurity threat environment changes constantly, and the healthcare industry is one of the highest-value targets for malicious actors. According to the 2023 Breach Barometer report from Protenus, 59.7 million patient records were breached in 2022, up from 50.4 million in 2021. Cyberattacks can affect patient trust and — in the worst cases — impact patient care.

However, adaptive cybersecurity controls paired with a zero-trust security architecture can help healthcare organizations better protect patient data.

Adaptive cybersecurity controls are designed to flex with changes by monitoring systems and networks in real time and automatically implement countermeasures when new threats arise. Here are a few examples of how security operations center (SOC) teams can use adaptive controls as part of a zero-trust approach:

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