NORTH CANTON, OH – Diebold, Inc. has partnered with Austin-based healthcare IT security firm CynergisTek to launch a new portfolio of on-demand and managed security solutions.
The solutions portfolio builds upon CynergisTek’s decade-plus of service to the healthcare industry and Diebold’s century-and-a-half of expertise in the security industry. The two firms are targeting the the jointly developed solutions at the emerging compliance and operational requirements of today’s healthcare enterprise.
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“As we are now beginning to see many of the proposed healthcare reform changes under the HITECH Act become reality, such as the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements, the industry faces a critical turning point,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “These changes, and the increased level of enforcement activity at the federal and state levels, are creating a new ‘standard of care’ for IT security. Organizations need to embrace these new standards and our alliance with Diebold allows us to make a broader set of solutions available to providers, payers, and their vendor partners.”
The Diebold and CynergisTek portfolio marries traditional assessment, audit and technical remediation with sophisticated 24×7 managed security solutions, to include IDS/IPS and log management/SIEM monitoring. Both companies are dedicated to delivering solutions that are customized specifically for each client environment with attention to business operations, resources and risk tolerance. Special emphasis on access control, ongoing risk management, data protection strategies, and incident response are reflected in the solutions portfolio.
“Diebold is pleased to continue leveraging our history of exceptional service in the financial sector to meet the growing security needs within the healthcare industry,” said Dave Byrd, vice president and general manager, Diebold. “CynergisTek’s industry leadership and service legacy matches our vision to provide a continuum of security solutions. We value the healthcare industry as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and our alliance harnesses our companies’ respective competencies to support it.”