- What you need to know...
- With most devices connected to a computer, vulnerabilities become apparent if their operating systems are not up to date, which could lead to disruptive cyberattacks.
- 51% of businesses could not cope with a data breach. They could not last more than a day if they had no access to their digital data. 25% have said they would not be able to work at all.
- The 2017 WannaCry cyberattack infected more than 300,000 computers globally, completely taking down entire branches of the NHS. Being well prepared with disaster recovery plans in place is critical, but being able to react quickly is vital.
It is important for the healthcare industry to take greater charge of cybersecurity as an issue.
In 2017, there were 477 healthcare breaches reported to the US Department of Health and Human Services, which is up from 450 in 2016. In 2017, the Cyber Security in Healthcare (CSIH) conference informed that ‘cybersecurity poses one of the biggest operational threats to the NHS in the 21st century.’
While healthcare providers progress towards predictive and prescriptive models to support real-time decision making, their rich data becomes a strategic asset. Taking this into account, they must enhance their security against cyber risks now, by mitigating vulnerabilities.
Read our latest report to understand the significant opportunities this brings to the market for technology vendors.