2018 Winner Profile

Houston Methodist

Project Description:
Threat actors design phishing emails that bypass even the best defenses and are automating their processes. It only takes one click to infect an organization. Because business cannot fight machines with manual processes, Houston Methodist Hospital's solution automates the response actions of the security team. If a user clicks on a phishing link, the system automatically locks that person's account, changes the password, deletes all similar emails and notifies the help desk and the user -- all within 10 seconds. By automating responses the hospital reduces dwell time, stops the attacker dead in his tracks and gets the user up and running again as soon as possible. The solution protects Houston Methodist against potential loss of data, loss of financial assets and harm to its reputation that can result from a data breach. It also allows the hospital to focus on patient care, safely conduct business via email and ensure patient security.
Business Goal:
Security & Risk Management
Robert Eardley, Senior Vice President, CIO and CISO
Houston, Texas
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
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