Ransomware attacks and cybersecurity breaches are plaguing the health care field, jeopardizing patient data and the ability to deliver safe, efficient care.
- In the first half of 2021, health care providers reported 325 data breaches of protected health information (PHI).1
- More than one-third of health care organizations were hit by a ransomware attack in 2020.2
As hospitals and health systems across the nation accelerate their digital transformation in response to the pandemic, and to take advantage of rapidly advancing technologies, they also are increasing their exposure to cyber risks.
With the need to continue to push ahead with digital transformation while maintaining the highest safety standards, health care leaders must assess common pitfalls in this transition and carefully evaluate and implement cybersecurity risk-mitigation strategies.
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Key Take Aways
Here is what our experts had to say:
Account for legacy systems in your systems inventory.
Identify what is normal and what is abnormal to understand in your risk review.
Know and tier third-party cybersecurity risks.
Identify tangible metrics to report to a cybersecurity steering committee.
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Senior Managing Director
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk
American Hospital Association
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