RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comport, a top provider of Healthcare IT Solutions, took the time to share
its insights into healthcare network security in a recent discussion. With the mobility explosion and an increased cybercriminal focus on healthcare, a network security focus in healthcare is a must.
"If you are increasing the sophistication
of your connectivity, then you owe it to your company to increase the sophistication of your security as well," stated Eric Young
, Principal Cloud Architect of Comport. "The value of healthcare records hasn't gone unnoticed by cyber criminals"
Here are some top security insights for healthcare organizations to take note of
- Cybercrime is on the rise - Patient health records are the number one most valuable record type for cyber criminals, more valuable than social security numbers or credit card numbers. Because of this value, healthcare companies were targeted more often than any other type of company. The industry as a whole suffered 340% more security incidents than other industries.
- Healthcare IT security should focus on the IoT - The more that medical devices become connected, the more of a target they become. An attack to one connected device can be an attack on an entire system if a company is not careful. 58% of leaders in the medical IT space put the highest priority on IoT security. Recent studies have shown that cyber criminals are using new and creative ways to target these devices as the weak link.
- Fines are growing for healthcare companies - The government is taking note of the value of medical records and the opportunity that increased connectivity offers to malicious users. In an attempt to protect medical consumers, regulatory agencies levy fees on the medical industry with more gravitas than perhaps any other industry.
- The most likely avenues of attack - Simple protection does not work anymore. Why? Hackers have a number of ways to attack a company that has been targeted. The most likely types of cyberattack include a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, access or theft of PHI, ransomware and spear phishing & SQL injection. All of these attacks require a slightly different type of protection to keep a company safe.
Staying ahead of cyber criminals who are hungry for medical records isn't an easy task. Healthcare organizations need to partner with a firm that understands the industry and can help with evolving threats.
An award-winning trusted IT partner in business since 1982, Comport helps our customers achieve efficiencies needed to succeed in today's digital world. Our customers include leading enterprises in Hospitals and Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Law Firms and Universities. Comport Healthcare Technology Solutions has established our cloud brand, ComportSecure to help customers deal with new and emerging trends. ComportSecure specializes in solutions in Cloud and Managed Services, Advanced IT Datacenters, and Mobility Security and Networking.
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