Healthcare organizations are seeing an rapid increase in cyberattacks
As providers and organizations move their data to the cloud, security risks increase. Hackers target patient Protected Health Information (PHI). Ransomware attacks disrupt providers’ patient care.
Recovering from these breaches is time-consuming, resource draining and costly. Providers experience irreparable damage to their patient’s trust.
Cybersecurity for Small Healthcare Organizations
Smaller organizations don’t typically have the dedicated resources to deal with these new threats and often rely upon 3rd party cloud-based services, which create potential vulnerability access points for hackers.
How Malicious Attacks Work
Hackers will deploy generalized bots, which perform a scan of a website and online infrastructure looking for vulnerabilities they can penetrate. On the surface, these “crawler bots” appear harmless, behaving in a similar manner Googlebots. They simply crawl a site, page by page reviewing its content. This first stage, reconnaissance work, enables cybercriminals to automate their penetration testing in bulk. The resulting vulnerabilities are categorized and targeted through custom bots designed to penetrate the specific vulnerabilities.