Healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) are increasingly the target of cyberattacks, with security breaches resulting in the theft of PHI and data corruption. Of the HDOs hit by ransomware in 2020, only 31% had their data fully restored. In 2021, 79% of all reported attacks targeted HDOs, a 45% increase over the prior year, more than double that of other industries. 70% of HDOs surveyed said ransomware attacks led to extended patient stays, delays in procedures, and poorer outcomes, including increased patient mortality.
Medical devices present an easy entry point for threat actors. While the devices themselves may not store patient data, they can be used to launch an attack on your organization’s servers. With nearly two million different types of legacy and modern medical devices estimated to be in use around the globe in 2022, the scale of the threat is massive – and costly. The average direct recovery cost is $1.3 million per attack. That’s a significant impact on the bottom line. As long as cyberattacks are profitable, they will increase in frequency and sophistication. Thanks to ever-increasing care management complexities, including patient and asset mobility, attack surfaces continue to expand. Hardening your security defenses through tech-enabled, health-centric professional services is the best option to combat threats and manage business risks. Clinical networks and the risks posed by the devices that connect to them present some unique challenges. Cross-industry cybersecurity services rarely translate to healthcare, so it’s essential to look for service providers who demonstrate clinical network expertise, medical device knowledge, and an understanding of clinical operations.
Pixel Health can help. We are a health-centric consultancy driving innovative change in healthcare organizations looking to improve care delivery through digital transformation. Our Medical device Protection and Optimization Services leverage proven methodologies and technology from Medigate’s cyber-physical security experience with more than 1,000 health delivery organizations. Combined with our decades of cybersecurity expertise and technology partners including, we can deliver a comprehensive solution set to harden your security defenses, better manage medical device usage, and optimize your mIOT investments.
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