Defend Critical Healthcare Systems Against Cyberattacks

Identity systems are a common target

Healthcare systems worldwide are under constant pressure to deliver first-rate care despite a never-ending barrage of shifting challenges and emerging health threats. What’s worse, healthcare organizations are in the crosshairs of cybercriminals, who can capitalize on the reputational and financial damage of compromising highly regulated patient data.

IT managers at healthcare organizations face multiple challenges:

  • Complexities of maintaining compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, SOX, PCI, and other regulations
  • Frequent staff turnover common to high-stress environments, requiring continual review of onboarding and exit procedures, including permission settings and account creation and deletion
  • Adoption of telehealth services, increasing potential attack vectors for cybercriminals

Healthcare organizations are under attack.



Increase in healthcare breaches in 2020



Million patient records compromised in 2020



Of cyberattacks against healthcare organizations in 2020 were caused by outside threat actors


Active Directory is a prime attack vector for cybercriminals targeting healthcare systems

Many healthcare organizations (and, in fact, 90% of businesses overall) use Active Directory as the core identity system to manage access to information systems—including medical records and patient data. Cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities in AD to gain access to networks, propagate malware, and demand ransom.

In the meantime, the healthcare organization’s operations come to a standstill, causing life-threatening disruptions in patient care.

Close Common Healthcare Security Gaps Exploited by Cybercriminals

Semperis gives healthcare organizations an end-to-end platform for preventing, mitigating, and recovering from identity system-related cyberattacks—before, during, and after an attack.


Healthcare system attacks often target Active Directory vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit to gain access to critical information systems.


Semperis uncovers security gaps in AD, including Incidents of Exposure (such as configurations that have drifted over time), and Incidents of Compromise (evidence of malicious activity).


Attackers can invade healthcare information systems and move undetected before unleashing malware.


Semperis identifies attacks that bypass agent-based or log-based detection and provides autonomous rollback of suspicious activity.


Cyberattacks can bring healthcare systems to a halt, preventing access to critical patient-care technology and medical records.


Semperis slashes the time to fully recover Active Directory, accelerating access to healthcare delivery systems and closing up security gaps so cybercriminals can’t attack again.

“Managing cybersecurity for health institutions is not getting easier. With that prognosis, the healthcare industry needs to rethink security by focusing on access and identity.”

Gil Kirkpatrick
Chief Architect | Semperis

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Semperis Customer Success Story

A healthcare company with a 65GB DIT reduced time to recover their AD forest from 1.5 days with their existing solution to under 4 hours with Semperis ADFR.

“Restoring AD with a common backup software is very complicated, and when the time is needed we wouldn’t want to face the whole confusing process. With Semperis, we don’t need a Microsoft professional to do that. Semperis simplifies the process.”

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Healthcare Company


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