Cybersecurity Tactics for Healthcare Providers
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Cybersecurity Tactics for Healthcare Providers

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, November 14, 2019

Healthcare SecurityTo reduce the hazard of successful cyberattacks, IT and security teams must be constantly aware of the new methods designed to infiltrate networks and translate them into novel tactics in their security efforts.

FREMONT, CA: The need to frequently consult threat data and update ramparts is augmented in the healthcare space, where interruptions to networks can be life-threatening. The instance is especially true as health systems become more dependent on technology and connected devices tied directly to patients and patient care. Moreover, the average healthcare organization spends $1.4 million recovering from a breach that impacts hospital revenue and can sternly undermine reputation and trust—two cornerstones of patient retention and experience.

To reduce the hazard of successful cyberattacks, IT and security teams must be constantly aware of the new methods designed to infiltrate networks and translate them into novel tactics in their security efforts.

Moving Toward More Cloud-Based Information Security Tools 

In the impending years more and more information security tools will be moved to the cloud.  The shift will let the tools to be updated more dynamically to tackle zero day type malware.  This move to the cloud should in due course make it more economical to make the tools accessible to all healthcare providers–small and large.

More Efficient Collaboration and Information Sharing 

The manner of threat intelligence is gaining traction and will become routine for healthcare providers. The capability to crisply and quickly share information about zero day attacks will facilitate healthcare providers stay ahead of the curve. Distributing cybersecurity data will ultimately extend beyond just healthcare suppliers as the vulnerabilities and the risk landscape is shared among non-healthcare providers.

Additional Focus on Educating the End-User Community Around the Dangers and Their Role in Prevention 

Employees are to be alerted at every step of their way. As they become aware of their role and what to do when they see something that does not look right, healthcare providers can begin to avoid costly information security breaches. The education and awareness will facilitate workforce be more effective.

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