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Healthcare is at High Risk of Ransomware

Healthcare provider organizations today are most susceptible to both external and internal threats. Ransomware attacks take the most prominent spot due to the sensitive nature of the data and the industry’s reliance on electronically-stored Health records and connected devices. The inability to access critical patient information will disrupt operations, harm the organization’s reputation and can be catastrophic. If Devices are attacked, services would freeze and critical patient care will be disrupted. Healthcare ransomware attacks could be devastating with no access to EHR and denial of service.

Healthcare is at High Risk of Ransomware

Healthcare provider organizations today are most susceptible to both external and internal threats. Ransomware attacks take the most prominent spot due to the sensitive nature of the data and the industry’s reliance on electronically-stored Health records and connected devices. The inability to access critical patient information will disrupt operations, harm the organization’s reputation and can be catastrophic. If Devices are attacked, services would freeze and critical patient care will be disrupted. Healthcare ransomware attacks could be devastating with no access to EHR and denial of service.

Risks

Ransomware attacks are considered a HIPAA breach. This can result in penalties that range from $100 – $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum fine per violation of $1.5 million.

  • Lawsuits, Legal Fees
  • Loss of Trust can cause huge long term losses.

 

It’s very critical for Healthcare Organizations to implement the necessary Cybersecurity measures, such as advanced malware protection that encompasses ransomware, antivirus, firewalls, IOT etc.

Ransomware attacks are a big ongoing threat to Healthcare providers and organizations should be equipped and empowered to handle such cybersecurity breaches/violations. IOT Security is invaluable for HealthCare Industry given the fact that Day to Day operations relies heavily on a multitude of medical devices.

UnifyVault’s ADI Engine offers a robust, unified, integrated security Platform that is designed to continuously monitor, detect and mitigate Ransomware attacks in real-time.

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Web Vulnerabilities

Websites interacting with IoT devices have open ports that can be used to penetrate.

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Firmware Updates

Maintain a tight control and prevent Malicious OTP.

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Distributed Client Server

Prevents Single Point of decision making that leads to failure.