CYBER ATTACKS ARE TARGETING THE HEALTH SECTOR AS A PART OF THEIR INTELLIGENT STRATEGIES
The harmonious operation of many components and new technologies makes the health sector a better service.
Cyber-attacks are a significant risk to businesses. Cyberattacks on healthcare providers, large and small alike, are a growing concern due to their low-security budgets. This results in a weaker cyber defense system.
Digitalization of Health
Increased digitalization of health services has resulted in an increase in cyber-attacks on health services. This has led to increasing demand for cyber security in health services.
Attacks are mainly motivated by attackers having access to patient’s private health information in hospitals. The attackers also have easy access to the devices, which are a convenient entry point for them in terms of security. Attackers are also more likely to target employees who need remote access to data.
What should we do?
Phishing emails are one of the most common ways to spread ransomware. Cybercriminals can hack into employees’ computers and install ransomware on their computers by tricking them into opening malicious attachments or clicking on a link. These are some steps a healthcare organization can take to reduce its vulnerability to the next attack.
- Don’t click on any malicious links
- Do not open untrusted attachments
- Do not give sensitive or personal data to phishers
- Verify software legitimacy before downloading
- Never plug in an unknown USB to your computer
- When connecting to public or untrusted Wi-Fi, use a VPN
- Regular monitoring of their online accounts
- Keep your browser current
- Do not click on links to emails from unverified sources. Pop-ups should be avoided.
- Never share personal information via email
- Be wary of emotional and social temptations
- Stay up to date with the most recent phishing attacks
- Training employees
- Using email filters
- Loading website notifications in browsers
- Reduce the risk of malicious websites by using access control lists.