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The healthcare sector is increasingly becoming a lucrative target for cybercriminals looking to steal vast amounts of patient data.

Cybersecurity for Healthcare Sector

$15.5 million

the cost of downtime to medical organizations due to cyberattacks in 2023 - Comparitech

$10.93 MILLION

the average cost of a healthcare data breach in 2023, the highest among all industries - IBM


of all recorded data breaches from 2015 to 2022 occurred in the healthcare industry - HIPAA Journal

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Key challenges

The evolving threat landscape makes it more challenging for healthcare organizations to protect their data. 

Healthcare businesses are appealing targets for adversaries for three reasons:

  • Criminals can swiftly sell patients' medical and billing information for insurance fraud on the darknet. 
  • It is conceivable that ransom payments will be lucrative as ransomware can lock down patient care and back-office systems.
  • Cybercriminals can access sensitive healthcare data and systems because the adoption of digital patient records and the automation of clinical systems have made them more accessible. 
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Top threats and attacks

The healthcare industry is exploding and is increasingly dependent on technology to perform daily operations. As a result, cybersecurity challenges within the healthcare industry have increased over time. 

Here are the top cybersecurity challenges that the healthcare industry needs to be aware of: 

  • Malware and ransomware 
  • Phishing attacks
  • Data breaches
  • Insider threats
  • DDoS attacks
  • Cloud threats 

Why use Salience in Healthcare sector

  • Extended Attack Surface Management: xASM helps identify and manage vulnerabilities across the entire public sector network, including on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. This proactive approach can help prevent cyberattacks before they happen.
  • Automated Operational Efficiency: Salience automation takes care of the routine security tasks. This means less manual work and more time to focus on critical missions.


  • Risk Quantification: By providing a clear picture of cyber risks and their potential impact, the platform allows public sector organizations to prioritize resources and make informed decisions about where to invest in security.
  • Continuous Monitoring: xASM provides continuous monitoring of the attack surface, alerting for any changes or suspicious activity that could indicate a potential attack. This allows for quick response and mitigation of threats.

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