The widespread reliance on the cloud and the use of electronic health records by healthcare providers such as patient clinics, hospitals, and business associates has turned healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) into prime targets for cyberattacks.
In addition, third-party exposure, flexible access to patient care, human error, legacy operating systems, and the increasing adoption of internet- connected medical devices and other healthcare IoT (HIoT or IoMT), are all contributing factors to an ever-expanding attack surface that must be defended.
Skilled adversaries now target the healthcare sector over others due to the nature of the data that HDOs have access to–patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI).
In recent years, the severity of cyberattacks, along with how fast cybercriminals can breach the perimeter to exfiltrate healthcare data, means that your security team must be able to minimize attacker dwell time and reduce the overall scope of the damage. This means prioritizing the speed of your response–how fast your team can identify, contain, and respond to a cyber threat becomes crucial in limiting operational disruption.
Why Is The Healthcare Sector A Growing Target?
- Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is more valuable than other types of information and often fetch top dollar on the Dark Web
- Healthcare institutions are likely to pay the extortion or ransomware demands in the wake of massive operational disruptions
- HDOs struggle with prioritizing investments in security tools and digital transformation to migrate off of outdated systems while also prioritizing patient care
- Third-party risk exposure stemming from a lack of due diligence to ensure third-party vendors and service providers are taking the proper steps to protect sensitive information
- Insufficient investment in hiring enough skilled cybersecurity practitioners
- Insufficient investment in security tools and technology to mitigate a data breach
- Difficulty identifying malicious insider
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