Growing Paramountcy of Cyber Security in Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has become a target of interest amongst cyber criminals. As per research, healthcare has never been as vulnerable to cyberattacks as it is now. As per a report shared by HIPAA, healthcare reported 616 data breaches of 500 or more records in 2020.

With the arrival of COVID-19 hackers rapidly evolved their tactics to exploit the trepidations escalating amongst the population. This has spurred the desideratum to adopt cyber security best practices for keeping pace with evolving threats, especially in healthcare. Cyber malefactors have reframed their phishing endeavors to launch targeted cyberattacks by capitalizing on the COVID-19 fears.

How to protect healthcare from the cyberattacks?

It has become essential for these institutions to take the necessary precautions and get ahead of threats. Here are some effective cyber security measures that can offer protection against the cyber threats for the healthcare industry:

  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication – Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method in which a device user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism: knowledge, possession, and inherence. This could help protect the sensitive information of the patient/clients and various machines that need to be carefully monitored as life depends on it.
  • Vulnerability Management – Vulnerability management is the “cyclical practice of identifying, classifying, prioritizing, remediating, and mitigating” software vulnerabilities. Vulnerability management is integral to computer security and network security, hence is an essential to have an up to date knowledge of the IT infrastructure in the organization to take quick and informed decisions.
  • Awareness – Awareness is the major key, there are countless signs people miss due to lack of knowledge that could prevent life threatening intrusions.

ESOF is the platform that decreases reliance on password, which can be in hackable form of identification when used alone. Moreover, phishing attacks are still one of the top threats for the healthcare industry according to research. The platform helps track vulnerability data across hosts and time zones, and produces interactive reports and insights for security professionals about the business.

It is extremely important for healthcare providers to enforce strict cybersecurity policies and keep evolving according to the changing cyber threat. So get the best service for improving security by the CyberSecrity’s Future and our single framework platform – ESOF by TAC Security.

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