You can tell from the news headlines that cybersecurity attacks are increasing in both frequency and sophistication. Currently, the healthcare industry ranks as the most targeted sector for cyberattacks, according to a 2022 report. Moreover, during the last three years, 93% of healthcare organizations experienced a data breach, and 57% of healthcare organizations had five breaches or more.1 But there are ways to defend against cyberattacks.
Protecting your healthcare organization is an ongoing process, and it requires careful planning. But with the right people, technology, and policies in place, you’re more likely to find and fix vulnerabilities, detect and thwart threats, and avert disaster. Getting there isn’t necessarily easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. This eBook can help you cut through the clutter, complexity and confusion.
In the next five chapters, we’ll explore the five key components of a sound cybersecurity framework based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.2 And we’ll cover industry best practices and solutions like risk management, incident response planning, and managed detection and response (MDR) — tools you can use to build out an effective, practical threat management strategy.