The Cyber Threat to Global Health
The growing risk of cyberattack to the healthcare industry
The healthcare industry has become a prime target for cybercriminals. A familiarity with old technology, financial restrictions and overworked staff mean health organisations have struggled to update cyber security infrastructure, from digital assets to personnel. To make matters worse, the international Covid-19 pandemic has made medical institutions targets for state-sponsored actors as well as individual cybercriminals groups.
Cyber Citadel recommends a three-pronged approach to cyber security in the healthcare industry: identify vulnerabilities, prioritise critical risks and invest in cyber security.
What’s in this Healthcare White Paper?
This white paper describes how health and medical institutions are the new high-profile targets for cybercriminals, the change in cyber scenery and existing vulnerabilities in the health sector, how to mitigate the risk of cyberattack, and why mitigation is so important in the face of more stringent laws protecting data privacy. In this white paper you will read about:
Cyber Security Threat Awareness
An awareness document to better understand cyber security systems, processes and obligations. Information on the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
Mitigating the Risk of Cyberattack
Steps to follow to improve cyber security without the price tag of a system overhaul, unnecessary service disruption, or the additional stress of staff training.
Know your Regulations
The importance of data privacy for any company, especially in areas governed by regulatory bodies that impose tough fines on victims of a data breach. Companies must know their obligations.
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