As technology matures, and as the infrastructure behind medical organisations increases, so do cyber threats. The implications of an attack within healthcare is wide-reaching, not just because of the financial losses involved, but the ramifications of data loss with regards to that of sensitive patient information and research.
Multiple phishing scams & targeted threats, disguised as COVID-19 related assistance, have come to light. And, as demand for medical services have dramatically increased, many unsecure IoT devices have provided additional access points for attacks to infiltrate.
Ransomware attacks on health organisations across the globe have skyrocketed. High ransom demands, time spent on remediating threats and time lost on navigating the threat landscape puts organisations at a tremendous risk.
Lack of Awareness
From nurses to caretakers, CEO’s to surgeons, the majority of employees within the healthcare sector are not trained in security protocols. This makes infrastructure particularly susceptible to insider threats and third-party vulnerabilities.
To safeguard patient data, research, processes and the infrastructure that we heavily rely upon, healthcare organisations must put in place strategies to mitigate industry specific cyber threats.
To do this, security patches must be maintained, and protocols to defend and test environments must be utilised. Not only should strategies be placed internally, but training for all employees must actively be encouraged. Especially with regards to ransomware and phishing. Educating members about cyber risks, to know how to recognise threats and to safeguard devices will instil a culture of awareness.
Over 75% of Healthcare Organizations Globally Have Experienced Cyberattacks.
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