Doctors often prepare for the worst. No matter what field they are in, or where they are located, bad things happen. Simple procedures can turn complex. Nature can turn from calm to catastrophic in minutes.
A few bandaids can’t provide you with the tools you need to save lives.
Healthcare cybersecurity works in much the same manner.
In normal conditions, everything works well. Data is safe. Technology works. Problems are out of sight, out of mind.
But one single event can change everything. The worst can happen so quickly, you aren’t sure where it came from.
This is where your cybersecurity plans should come from. You should prepare for the worst case scenario.
Everyone on your team should know what that means. Everyone needs to see - and feel - what can go wrong. And how you recover from the process. That’s what practice drills are for. That’s how you ensure everyone is on the same page.
What if a security breach happens?
What if a phishing expedition occurs?
Are you equipped to handle these attacks?
What we have discovered is that very few practices are prepared. They lack both proper planning and training to handle even simple cyberattacks. And without proper planning in place, you can put your business at risk. Or worse, human lives.
The statistics don’t lie. Medical practices are at risk.
- Over 75 percent of the entire healthcare industry has been impacted by malware over the last year
- Healthcare has the 5th highest count of ransomware among all industries
- Even healthcare manufacturing has a 90 percent malware infection rate
Still think you’re not at risk?
It starts with a plan. If you’ve never thought about disaster preparedness for your IT, maybe now is the time. Because it’s out there lurking, waiting. The only question is when will it impact your practice.
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