Healthcare regularly tops the list of most cyberattacked industries thanks to the extremely valuable patient information it retains. And as healthcare becomes more digitally connected than ever before, it’s imperative that these organizations invest in top-notch IT security.
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Technology is more a part of healthcare than ever. As the industry innovates, adding more remote care options and connected devices, IT security must keep up. Otherwise, sensitive patient data — and your very ability to operate — is at risk.
The healthcare industry was among the top ten most cyber-attacked industries in 2019.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, COVID-19 has contributed to an increase in cybercrime, due to:
So how can healthcare organizations avoid data breaches, DDOS attacks and the like? Invest in people, process and technology.
Since healthcare providers are such appealing targets, it's only a matter of time before your organization is targeted. Be ready with strong cybersecurity.
Because, as with healthcare itself, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Kaspersky Lab. (2019). Cyber Pulse: The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare – Part Two. Kaspersky.com.