The healthcare industry is often times a key target for cyber attackers. Only a few years ago, a team of hackers which was targeting a known health insurance company has gotten access to about 80 million patient records, including their full names, addresses, social security numbers, and more.
The average cost per stolen record in the health care sector is more expensive than in any other industry. Unlike other data, medical records are extremely valuable for hackers. There is a simple explanation for this: while people can quickly replace their stolen credit card information, patients can't change their medical records. This means that villains can easily get access to medical drugs, medical services, or simply sell the information to other interested third parties.
As always, it is always much better (and much less expensive) to prevent criminals from getting access to confidential data, rather than fix what went wrong afterwards. It's not an easy task, though. More and more medical devices communicate with each other using the Internet, and collecting a lot of patient data during the process. We are talking about smart sensors, remote monitoring devices, and so on. And whenever a vulnerability is found and exploited, things can quickly get out of control, sometimes even leading to fatalities! It's not an exaggeration; a cyber criminal could take control over a connected defibrillator, for example.
Close to 90% of the attacks are triggered by phishing emails. Often times, their senders manage to create a level of authenticity which can convince most people. So, our first step is to train your employees, helping them understand what differentiates an authentic email from a phishing attack, and what to do if they aren't 100% sure about its validity.
Our solutions comply with HIPAA, HITECH, EPCS and GDPR (yes, we work with European companies as well!). Choose us, and we will build a unified data security solution for your company. We promise that you won't ever need to purchase other pieces of equipment and software from various vendors, and then waste your time trying to make them all work together.