Ransomware Attacks Continue To Plague The Healthcare Sector In Connection To Specific Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
61% of the Healthcare Sector is at heightened risk of ransomware attacks according to BitSight’s daily analysis of over 250 billion data-points.
The proliferation of ransomware has disrupted business operations globally at an alarming rate - and specifically turned towards the healthcare sector in March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic made healthcare organizations more profitable for hackers. Healthcare providers house exorbitant amounts of sensitive patient data, which when combined with the increasing trend towards digital patient portals and record keeping gives ransomware hackers the kindling they need to extort organizations.
Your organization doesn’t need to remain in the dark when it comes to how and when ransomware will infiltrate your systems; BitSight has identified common cybersecurity performance gaps and network challenges that lead to successful ransomware incidents in the healthcare sector. In this report, we break down how healthcare companies are particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks based on:
- Overall security performance
- Patching cadence
- Presence of specific vulnerabilities
- Certificate and configuration management
Maintaining visibility into trends and ransomware data across the healthcare sector allows for proactive mitigation of ransomware risk across your attack surface. Download the “Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector” report to see how the ransomware trend is specifically impacting healthcare organizations, and learn how your organization can implement the right processes to combat the unique risks.