Cyber threats evolve rapidly. And healthcare is a major target for threats. Attackers have tried ransomware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, insider threats, data breaches, email-based scams and phishing attacks.
Hospitals are at risk more than other tech-heavy entities because a high percentage of the medical equipment and devices used may be running outdated software. Often working with limited resources to manage network and software updates, they face major obstacles to keep pace. And updating them can be a complex task.
Unfortunately, healthcare data breaches are ranked as the most expensive in the 2020 IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach report.