According to reports, the healthcare sector continues to pursue its primary aim for cyberattacks

According to reports, the healthcare sector continues to pursue its primary aim for cyberattacks ...

Business Insiders have released their latest report on leading healthcare threat actors and methods, observations from previous cyberattacks, and insights on ransomware incidence, as well as actions and best practices can take to stay safe.

Healthcare organizations must evaluate how they can respond to increased risks and knowledge as a result of their unique challenges found in the healthcare sector. Some of the topics covered include botnets and healthcare; why healthcare data is so valuable; and how healthcare organizations should be safeguarded when two-thirds of their breaches come from vendors.

Although ransomware is still a common attack vector, the healthcare industry is a prime target to cybercriminals for a number of reasons. Sixty percent of the ransomware attacks in the healthcare industry occurred in the United States. Because of the sensitive information used in the medical databases, the data is perceived to be more valuable and is sold for more money on the dark internet or in most cases, held hostage until a ransom is paid. Most importantly, organizations are lost the ability to treat their patients. Ransomware attacks

Unfortunately, the healthcare industry has been stalled in improving its outdated systems and keeping up with the latest cybersecurity technology. In fact, only 4% of a healthcare provider IT budget is focused on cybersecurity. However, this number is expected to increase. While cybersecurity awareness may be limited, cybercriminals are constantly finding ways to be better and faster.

Health organizations need to have a more secure system for privacy and safety. The complexity of nation-state attacks, zero-day attacks, spying, stolen trade secrets, misinformation, and stolen finances will continue to pose a challenge for healthcare organizations. Despite the fact that there are over 1,000 individuals and organizations that are offering guidance, frameworks, and information and knowledge sharing to assist businesses and organizations, including healthcare.

The report reveals all of the original BreachQuest analysis and analysis along with extensive research from a variety of sources.

Read the fullreportby BreachQuest.

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