As the BYOD trend becomes mainstream in healthcare, it is enabling the mobile workforce to be more efficient and productive. But the benefits of the BYOD phenomenon come with their own set of risks.
Healthcare providers have historically taken a perimeter-focused approach to cybersecurity which is the equivalent of building a strong fence around your property to keep the cattle safe. On the ranch, a fence may develop a small hole that allows a predator in or a stampede could crash through the gate. Your network is at risk in similar ways.
According to 2016 survey results from The Ponemon Institute, healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month. So why, then, do so many remain underinvested in cybersecurity?
That’s a question we often ask ourselves and encourage healthcare executives to think about too — especially when almost half have experienced the loss or exposure of patient data within the last year...
Businesses in all sectors are increasingly relying on vendors and associates. This is especially true in healthcare, where functions such as billing are frequently performed by outside parties, and providers rely on various partners for services like imaging and diagnostics.
Infogressive’s Jeff Murphy provides feedback from SC Magazine’s article “Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre.”
For Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to have paid out over three million dollars in ransomware and suffered a week of down time indicates a less than stellar cyber security posture.