Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are rapidly becoming a key target for cyber attacks and data incidents. The continued advancement of technology and immense data volumes, coupled with sophisticated hacking techniques, pose a threat to the valuable intellectual property, trade secrets, and patient health information of life sciences companies. Guidehouse works with life sciences companies to assess their current state of privacy compliance and security readiness, and to establish compliant and effective privacy and security policies, processes, and training programs that meet regulatory requirements and safeguard Protected Health Information. Additionally, Guidehouse cybersecurity consulting can support investigation and remediation efforts if a healthcare organization is faced with a privacy or security incident, or a data breach. Our cross-functional team of Privacy and Information Security experts have held high-ranking positions within the FBI, law firms and healthcare organizations, and have also served as interim chief privacy officers and directors of privacy.
We work with clients to:
Identify potential gaps within an existing Privacy and Information Security Compliance Program, including through a Security Risk Assessment or Office of Civil Rights Mock Audit
Provide tools and identify controls to reduce or eliminate identified risks and potential risks
Apply regulatory guidance, standards and best practices to enhance an existing privacy and security environment
Establish or review processes for readiness in responding to a privacy or security incident, or a data breach
Provide remediation support to gaps in a privacy or security program, including assistance with policy development, training, vendor management, and privacy risk analyses