As part of a multi-year agreement, a cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks was chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide security for many of its valuable assets.
Namely, the VA enlisted the help of Palo Alto to protect its increased remote workforce, its Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) collection, and the Electronic Health Record Modernization Programthe company announced on Tuesday.
President of Palo Alto Networks BJ Jenkins explained that the DA is a safety net for millions of veterans, extending services such as health care. Jenkins considers it “mission critical” and noted that using the company’s cybersecurity tools for this purpose was a badge of honor.
The partnership between Palo Alto and the VA has now spanned a decade.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company’s remote access technology will be used to secure the remote workforce expansion. Additionally, the VA’s electronic records modernization strategy, which has been configured to give 9 million veterans unrestricted access to health care, intends to implement new security technology. generation.
Automated health records visibility will also be installed on all IoMT devices in the VA network via said technology.
In September 2021, Palo Alto published a study regarding IoT trends and security issues, the IoT Security Report. He surveyed 1,900 IT professionals worldwide.
One revelation from the report is that 78% of respondents saw an increase in the number of IoT security incidents caused by a transition to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Numbers like these are likely the reason the VA seeks the services of Palo Alto to keep its data and programs secure.