LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Infiniti Research, a world-renowned market intelligence solutions provider, has announced the completion of their latest article on the top five things you should do to improve cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.
At present, healthcare organizations have access to enormous amounts of patient data, most of which are stored electronically. The breach, or loss of data privacy, owing to the hacking of the records is no child’s play as far as healthcare organizations are concerned. Such mishaps could smear the brand name and trust of patients. In the past few years, a number of IT security and hacking incidents have been reported and many companies in the healthcare industry have fought to protect their data and keep cybercriminals at bay. Hence, given such difficulties, it becomes essential to guarantee appropriate measures for cybersecurity in healthcare. Cybercriminals are now developing extremely sophisticated techniques and tools to attack healthcare organizations, gain access to their data, and hold their records and network hostage in lieu of a ransom.
“The rapid shift to digitization has given rise to several cybersecurity threats in healthcare,” says an industry expert from Infiniti.
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Top things you should do to improve cybersecurity in the healthcare industry:
- Acknowledge the threat: Often, it might seem silly for someone to hack healthcare records, but current events rule out the chance to take such mishaps lightly. Healthcare data is extremely profitable for cybercriminals, especially in the area of ransomware. The type of malicious software that holds financial data and patients’ healthcare information hostage until the hackers who arrange it get payments from the victim is known as ransomware. Cybersecurity in healthcare is now such a threat that the FBI has dispensed a stern warning about the incidence of this kind of practices to the healthcare organizations. Hence, rather than scrubbing such matters under the carpet, healthcare companies must identify that without strong security measures, they are putting themselves and their patients at risk.
- Staff training and development: It is not just significant for the top management officials to be cautioned about the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare. All healthcare staff must be trained and informed about the many threats relating to cybersecurity in healthcare. Healthcare companies must emphasize on offering full training to the staff on cybersecurity measures and the risks involved if they are not meticulous about these measures. They must also raise any doubtful e-mail communications or pop-ups to the IT department instantly. Also, this is not a one-time process. Employees must be frequently updated on the new threats and security measures approved by the organization. To know more about our solutions, speak to an expert
- Third-party audit: Companies are frequently under the misconception that they are doing it all to protect the privacy and security of their technology. But there are probabilities of overseeing several critical factors for ensuring cybersecurity in healthcare companies. Signing a third-party auditor to perform a comprehensive assessment, test weak points, review staff training, and suggest improvement strategies will help healthcare organizations make their records more secure.
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