Patient records have never been more coveted. As their black market value continues to rise, so do attempts to illegally obtain them. Cyber criminals have realized healthcare has fallen behind other industries in terms of data protection and the ramifications can be crippling to organizations not prepared to deal with today’s threats.
In recent months, hospitals and health systems have made headlines as victims of ransomware. Forced to negotiate with digital pirates, these facilities each ended up paying thousands of dollars to reacquire their patients’ medical records before more damage could be done. The reality is, ransomware is only one of many ways your sensitive data is at risk.