It’s no secret that 2016 has proved to be a very challenging environment for healthcare leaders when it comes to safeguarding sensitive patient data.
Cybersecurity threats and malicious actors have continued to wreak havoc across the spectrum of healthcare organizations. The number of hacking incidents in healthcare has trended upward over the last few years as adversaries have followed opportunity.
In 2016, the healthcare industry experienced an increase in the number of successful cyber-attacks on providers and a heightened focus on compliance from OCR. Couple this with the prevalence of ransomware, as well as tackling Business Associate risk, many leaders find themselves looking for a silver bullet.
The bottom line is that bad actors are more focused on exploiting sensitive healthcare data than ever before. This year, organizations need to take a depth and breadth approach to managing their cybersecurity posture. Let’s look closer at some of the most pressing cybersecurity risks for healthcare and how your organization can combat them in 2017.