Healthcare cybersecurity solutions against modern cyber attacks
Healthcare registers 27% of data breaches, the largest volume compared to all other industries. Changes in the treat landscape in terms of the attack surface, threats and challenges brought forward by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the demand in remote services for patients and physicians, increased the complexity for IT security departments in healthcare. Many IT security departments are understaffed – with IT security roles taking 70% longer to fill compared to other industries.
Cybercriminals target healthcare records because they’re rich in confidential data and often vulnerable to compromise. Hackers pay up to $250 on for a single healthcare record on the black market. That is 50 times more than credit card records. The reason? Social Security numbers, Personally Identifiable Information, financial data and other valuable details they can use for identity theft are packed into a single patient record.