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Nettitude is a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV).

As part of the security standard, there is a requirement for organisations to undertake quarterly vulnerability assessments of internal and external resources. In addition, organisations are charged with ensuring that their wireless airspace is secure, through carrying out rogue access point detection and wireless scans. Finally, PCI DSS requires that organisations carry out annual external and internal penetration tests that assess the network, the operating system and the applications that are part of the cardholder environment.

Self-service ASV Services

Many clients like the flexibility of being able to conduct ASV scans themselves. Instead of conducting them once per quarter, they may choose to run them daily, weekly or on a more ad-hoc basis.

Nettitude provides a self-service ASV portal for clients. The secure engine allows clients to schedule scans on-demand. It is powered with the same logic as Nettitude’s consultancy-led ASV service but has the added flexibility of running scans on more than just once per quarter.

Nettitude’s self-service ASV portal allows for both infrastructure and web application vulnerability assessments to be conducted in unison. The solution has been fully approved for PCI ASV scanning across all geographies.

Consultancy-led ASV Services

One of the biggest concerns of any automated vulnerability assessment service is false positives. Although Nettitude is able to provide an automated approach for ASV scanning with an exceedingly high rate of accuracy, many clients prefer a more consultancy-led engagement.

The benefits of consultancy-led ASV engagements are:

  • Nettitude runs the whole test from start to finish
  • Nettitude manually validates all vulnerabilities
  • Nettitude removes any false positives identified in the assessment
  • The whole engagement is project managed by a certified ASV consultant

Through this approach, Nettitude takes the headache out of the ASV process. If we find issues within your internet-facing infrastructure, we will provide guidance over the phone to help remediate the issues. We work as an extension of your security team to help you obtain and maintain PCI compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Cybersecurity

What does penetration testing involve?

In penetration testing for healthcare organisations, our experts simulate a hacking environment to identify any vulnerabilities within your system. Ethical hackers will penetrate the healthcare system like a threat actor would, but leave your data intact. They will create a report of these vulnerabilities and offer advice on how to eliminate them so your data remains secure. 

How do you create an effective cybersecurity strategy for a healthcare organisation?

To create an effective healthcare cybersecurity framework, Nettitude recommends first identifying what your aims are and what you are trying to protect. This will determine your strategy. Then, you can decide on a framework from three broad types: control, programme, and risk frameworks. From here you can define your risk assessment goals and implement security controls. Our experts at Nettitude can assist you with this process. 

What is the biggest risk in healthcare cybersecurity?

One of the biggest risks in healthcare cybersecurity is Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The internet-connected implements are vital to many hospital and healthcare functions, so much so that they have their own term: Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These often centralise data collections for easy access, so when these are hacked, it can be very damaging. You can increase your IoMT security by educating your staff, monitoring the network, using VLANs, and devices that meet certified IoT standards. 

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