Cybersecurity for modern healthcare
Healthcare is currently in the crosshairs of cybercriminals, with new ransomware and other attacks every week. The massive digital health rollouts to adapt to the changing government restrictions and patient needs during the pandemic sweetened the pot for cyber adversaries who have become significantly sophisticated. This unwanted attention is costing healthcare organizations (HCOs) millions of dollars in financial assets, as well as in operational disruptions, valuable data loss/exposure, and even fines related to privacy protection failures. The cybersecurity race is on, and the stakes are high.
This white paper from CrowdStrike outlines the threat environment today’s HCOs face, including the innovative methods and tools used to infiltrate HCO enterprise networks. However, it also offers numerous ways HCOs can move from reactive to proactive cybersecurity and build a better security posture that is robust and resilient.
The time is now, and the gap between cyber adversaries and HCOs will only get wilder if the right security strategy and management is not developed and implemented as soon as possible. Further, by putting the right security measures and partnerships in place will free up IT departments and related resources to focus on what HCOs do best, care for patients.
Download this free cybersecurity white paper to learn more about:
- Cyber adversaries – These criminal groups have sophisticated global operations, and their tools and methods of attack are constantly evolving.
- Cybersecurity culture – Prioritizing security as a crucial component of digital health strategy and transformation is a first step in making the entire organization a part of the security culture.
- Risks and vulnerabilities – The exploding number of users and devices accessing enterprise networks form both inside and outside the facility walls is among the top concerns, while email and outdated infrastructure are more easily exploitable than equipment and devices updated with the latest security patches.
- Cloud threats – In many ways, the cloud has expanded healthcare’s reach, but the growing amount of digital health data and applications living in the cloud has created more opportunities for cyber mischief — attacks on cloud targets have risen at an alarming rate.
- Identification and ID and authentication – Given the trends in infiltrating networks, whether cloud or on-premises, a Zero Trust approach to identifying and authenticating users and devices (aka endpoints) is advised to close the leaky doors cyber adversaries love to exploit.
- Endpoint protection platforms (EPP)s – With so many endpoints to consider, an EPP brings together security technologies to detect and prevent threats and provide investigative and remediation response to security incidents.
- M&A considerations – Mergers and acquisitions present unique3 security challenges, as the involved parties figure out how to two separate systems, each with its own set of risks, vulnerabilities, infrastructure, and protection design. Security is an important consideration before, during, and after the deal is done.
- Protection Partnership – Security has become as complex as the threats and adversaries HCOs face. Going at it alone is not the best option for most healthcare organizations, as top security personnel and expertise are in short supply, as are funds and other resources. The right partner can help design, implement, and manage a round-the-clock modern security system that enables to HCOs to focus on patient care and improved health outcomes.
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