The healthcare sector is a common target for cybercriminals. In fact, according to Check Point Research (CPR), healthcare organizations experienced 1,426 attacks per week in 2022. This is a 60% increase over the previous year, and many of the largest attacks of the year targeted healthcare organizations.
In many cases, cyberattacks against healthcare organizations carried a high cost for organizations, with the cost of a data breach growing by 42% over the past two years. According to the Cost of a Data Breach Report, healthcare continues to have the highest data breach cost of any industry, averaging $10.10 million per incident.
Ransomware is another common and pricy threat to healthcare organizations. In the third quarter of 2022, 1 out of every 42 healthcare organizations was the victim of a ransomware attack.
The healthcare industry is one of the most targeted industries for cyber threat actors. This focus on healthcare by cybercriminals may be influenced by a few different factors, including:
Healthcare organizations face a wide variety of cyber threats. Some of the common attacks targeting healthcare organizations include the following:
Healthcare organizations have extremely valuable data, and the growing complexity of healthcare IT networks provides cyber threat actors with a variety of potential attack vectors.
Healthcare organizations struggle with many of the same security challenges as companies in other industries. Security teams are overwhelmed by large volumes of security data and are responsible for monitoring and protecting a diverse mix of IT solutions. Often, this task is complicated by an array of point security products that are complex to monitor and manage.
Healthcare CISOs looking to ensure that their organizations are protected against cyber threats must focus on simplifying the problem that their security teams face. A consolidated security platform that integrates security functionality and centralizes security monitoring and management is crucial to achieving this goal.
Healthcare organizations face sophisticated cyber threats and are prime targets for cybercriminals. Protecting against these threats requires cybersecurity solutions designed to prevent zero-day and fifth-generation cyber threats and help ensure HIPAA compliance.
Check Point Infinity architecture provides a consolidated security architecture backed by Check Point’s ThreatCloud. ThreatCloud offers real-time access to threat intelligence that provides much-needed visibility into the latest cyber threat campaigns.
Check Point Infinity ELA simplifies security license management by offering full access to Check Point security solutions under a single corporate enterprise license agreement (ELA). With Infinity ELA, healthcare organizations can access the security capabilities that they need to protect against rapidly evolving cyber threats.
Learn more about the benefits of Infinity ELA by checking out the Infinity ELA product brochure. If you’d like more information on how Infinity ELA can help to simplify, strengthen, and streamline your organization’s cybersecurity, sign up for a free consultation today.
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2022 Reveals Increase in Cyberattacks
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