Security Services: Healthcare
Whether protecting patient records and private information or years of research and development data — providers and healthcare manufacturers cannot afford to leave this valuable data unprotected.
It has become increasingly clear that cybersecurity is a risk factor in health care data. As organizations seek to protect their patient information and clinical research data from these growing threats, demand for professionals who are familiar with the current state of cybersecurity in healthcare is on the rise.
According to ECRI, cybersecurity/hacking is the #1 technology hazard that hospitals faced in 2019. "Cybersecurity attacks that infiltrate a network by exploiting remote access
functionality on connected devices and systems—or by any other means—remain a
significant threat to healthcare operations.
Theft of medical records has been shown to be far more lucrative than theft of banking or credit card information, yielding returns to criminals in multiples of tens or hundreds.
In addition to skilled thieves, improper use of apps and email encryption security also pose big threats to patient records. On top of it all, a new and potentially more lethal threat is emerging.
Connected and interconnected devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps are now as vulnerable to cyberattacks as laptops or mobile phones. Manufacturers and caretakers need to make sure medical devices remain secure, as the life or death of their customers hangs in the balance.
Medical research is also at risk, with the drug industry consistently atop the list of the world’s most profitable businesses. Letting a competitor or malicious actor steal years of progress can quickly turn a company’s roaring success into ruin.
Fortunately, Legato Security is here to work with you through any cybersecurity challenge that you may face and ensure that your are protecting your patients and your reputation.