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.