In this era of digital transformation, security has become more important than ever before. With the widespread understanding of cybersecurity issues, customers seek digital products with high safety standards. Like any other industry, digitization in the Healthcare industry requires handling a humongous amount of sensitive data. Digital product engineering companies who under-invest or neglect the security issues may end up with a lousy brand reputation & adverse financial situations in case of any security breach. With governments across the globe becoming more vigilant for cyber security & legislating laws like GDPR in Europe, negligence towards the security aspect may attract hefty penalties & lawsuits.
So, developing secure products has become utmost important for digital product engineering vendors across the globe. Those who inculcate this within their company culture will succeed in the long run & will have an edge over competitors.
In this article, we look at Experion’s approach towards developing secure digital healthcare products effectively.
Information Security Management System SaaS For ISO 27001
Based on ISO 27001:2013, this ISMS standard ensures that the organization complies with the following security principles:
Confidentiality: Information is not made available or disclosed to unauthorized individuals, entities, or processes.
Integrity: Safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of assets.
Availability: Being accessible and usable upon demand by an authorized entity.
Experion’s Information Security Policy ensures that all employees of the organization are in compliance with the security policies and procedures. It confirms Experion’s commitment to continuous improvement and highlights the key areas to secure its information effectively. Set of policies that Experion employees adhere to include Laptop Policy, Email Policy, Information Security Policy, Acceptable Use Policy, Access Control Policy, Data Transfer Policy, Email Policy, Clear Desk, and Clear Screen Policy, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, Tele Working Policy, Remote Access Policy, etc.
Experion is committed to safeguarding the Intellectual Property Assets of our clients and protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all physical and digital information assets of our organization from all threats, irrespective of internal or external, deliberate or accidental. Experion will comply with the applicable requirements and promote continual improvement.
Secure Development Environment
Security needs to be considered throughout the development process, but it must also be embedded into the culture and behavior of the delivery team. Hence, Experion conducts security and compliance awareness training and internal certification programs.
Experion’s recommendations for a secure development environment:
Isolate the development environment: This keeps untested code changes from deleting or corrupting production data and keeps developers from accessing to test and production systems.
Cloud desktop environment: E.g., Azure Windows Virtual Desktop, located in the perimeter, defined for the customer, which will only be used by the workforce associated with the project.
Secure endpoints: Prohibit external storage media from connecting to the development environment. Implement a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution across the environment, including development, testing, staging, and production.
Compliance and Security
Compliance and security are no longer an afterthought for digital product development. Experion follows the ‘Secure by Design’ approach to ensure the security and privacy of digital products we build. In this approach, security and compliance are considered and built into the system at every layer. Experion’s team of experienced Solution Architects are well-versed in designing and implementing architecture fully compliant with HIPAA Technical Safeguards. In addition, our strong experience building digital healthcare products refined our engineering process and security assurance capability.
⦁ Adherence with standards and guidelines like OWASP and SANS.
⦁ Continuous inspection of code quality to perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells, and security vulnerabilities.
⦁ Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) – security testing services designed to identify and help address cyber security exposures.
DevSecOps for Healthcare
A compound of Development (Dev), Security (Sec), and Operations (Ops) – DevSecOps is the union of people, processes, and technology to provide value to Experion’s customers continually. DevSecOps involves utilizing the best practices in security from the beginning of development, shifting the focus on security away from auditing at the end, using a shift-left strategy.
Experion integrates security into the DevOps framework; the process can be completed seamlessly using the right DevSecOps tools and methods. We also consider compliance requirements like HIPAA, along with possible attack scenarios & layout of the flow of sensitive and PHI data within the application, finding mitigation to threats.
DevSecOps-based healthcare apps have a much faster development speed than conventional development cycles and implement sustainable, continuous compliance practices. Continuous compliance allows fixing issues before production, improving speed, and lowering risk, reducing the time and resources spent conducting audits.
To know more about Experion’s product engineering capabilities and how we can support your journey towards developing innovative digital healthcare products, contact us at email@example.com