Cyber threats across the healthcare industry are a present and growing problem.
Healthcare records are a particularly attractive target for cybercriminals, since they hold almost all the information needed for identity theft, financial fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, and medical fraud.
To improve cybersecurity in healthcare, organizations need to hire IT professionals who can not only collect, manage and leverage data, but protect it as well.
In the healthcare arena, there are three trends most likely to impact your organization:
Ransomware is only going to get worse – Cyber criminals are increasing the frequency of attacks with a more targeted approach. This is a growing, evolving concern for healthcare providers who are not sufficiently protected – and expenses associated with ransomware attacks can be substantial. Not to mention what they can do to erode public confidence in your organization.
Securing Electronic Patient Records (EHRs) is essential – Electronic Health Record systems have helped improve information sharing among patients, providers, and healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, the wealth of personal data they contain also make them irresistible to cyber criminals.
Connected medical devices will become more advanced – Also known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical devices that employ a network connection are commonplace in the medical industry, and as such, can expose the connected parties to cybercrime.
ResoluteGuard is here to help you manage the sensitive patient data at risk from every type of cyberattack.