Discover the real expense of healthcare’s cyber incidents uncovered.

December 28, 2023
1 min read

The healthcare industry is increasingly reliant on interconnected systems, electronic health records, and telemedicine, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. The consequences of these breaches go beyond compromised data and can jeopardize patient safety and trust. Here are some key points from cybersecurity surveys conducted in the healthcare sector in 2023:

  • Ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations declined from 66% in 2022 to 60% in 2023.
  • Compromised credentials were the most common root cause of ransomware attacks, followed by exploits.
  • The average total cost of a cyberattack experienced by healthcare organizations was $4.99 million, a 13% increase from the previous year.
  • 66% of organizations that suffered common types of attacks reported disruption to patient care.
  • Healthcare organizations are facing cybersecurity challenges and need to prioritize cybersecurity and compliance.
  • Threat actors are targeting not only IT systems but also cyber-physical systems critical to patient care.
  • The consequences of cyberattacks in the healthcare sector can be severe and even fatal.
  • Connected medical devices are a vulnerability in healthcare organizations.
  • Many healthcare organizations do not take necessary steps to protect medical IoT devices.

The healthcare industry must recognize the importance of cybersecurity and take proactive measures to protect patient data and ensure patient safety. By implementing modern solutions, improving security strategies, and prioritizing cybersecurity, healthcare organizations can mitigate the risks associated with cyberattacks and protect their reputation and patient trust.

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