Confidential patient data is being targeted at a huge cost to healthcare organisations. Here are the latest cyber security facts and figures on recent breaches.
The healthcare industry is at risk.
The healthcare industry is at risk from cyberattacks. Confidential patient data is being targeted at a huge cost to healthcare organisations. As online threats increase, hospitals need to increase their security budgets and IT specialists need to invest in the right security solutions for them and their staff.
28,331,861 data records were lost to breaches in the first half of 2017, with nearly 26 million records lost in one single incident suffered by the NHS. Details of patients’ records only two weeks later included their names, phone numbers, emails AND passwords.
Since the 2017 WannaCry attack
Since the 2017 WannaCry attack, 200 NHS trusts fail latest cybersecurity standard with more than 300,000 affected computers in over 150 countries.
The scale of cybersecurity
The estimates cost of cybercrime to the US is £27 billion per year, of which around 33% results from IP theft from UK businesses.
What are some of the vulnerable access points?
Wireless connectivity and sensors increase potential exposure points, leaving doors open to cyber hacks. There is always going to be a requirement for efficiency and speed, but with increased flexibility such as wireless connectivity, comes increased exposure to attacks if the sufficient precautions are not implemented.
Cybersecurity & technology future predictions
According to economists, damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. On average a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, which is thought to reduce to every 14 seconds by 2019, if it continues on the same trajectory.
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