What are the Key Challenges encountered by the Healthcare Sector in 2022 and how to address them?

  • Healthcare providers invest only 6% of their budget in implementing cybersecurity practices.
  • 24% of the practitioners were not able to identify the commonest signs of malware attacks.
  • 39% of healthcare firms came to know about the data breach several months after its occurrence.
  • 60–80% of healthcare data breaches are not reported at all.
  • The penalty for data breaches in healthcare is approximately $ 408 for each record which is much higher compared to other industries.
  • Malware: Attackers block a network, service, or system.
  • DoS (Denial of Service) DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks: The healthcare devices or systems become unavailable for use.
  • Ransomware: Hackers encrypt data and demand a hefty amount as a ransom for reviving the data.
  • Phishing Attacks: Phishing links or websites are used for misleading the targeted user; if the user clicks on malicious attachments/links, confidential information can be accessed.
  • Cloud Storage Breach: Attackers can access insecure APIs and improperly encrypted PHI and PII data stored on the cloud; they can even misconfigure cloud storage altogether.

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