15 December 2022 • Cyber security
Healthcare consultants are increasingly targeted by hackers as patient records provide hackers with a goldmine of information. That’s why cybersecurity is crucial for advisors in healthcare.
The management of healthcare consultancy firms is responsible for digital security. After all, patient data should never fall into the hands of hackers.
Health is at stake
Insufficient healthcare consulting firms have acted in recent years after the most vicious cyberattacks, such as WannaCry and NotPetya, compromised patient data. Cyberattacks endanger the safety of patients but also your team.
Hackers do whatever it takes to break-in
Take the systems in which patient records are stored. These digital systems are, of course, somewhat protected. Yet hackers manage to crack digital systems or shut down entire systems.
In healthcare, it is important to apply good cybersecurity to prevent your team from running off with pen and paper indefinitely. Writing data on an A4 sheet also entails the necessary risks.
The lack of progress in cybersecurity within the healthcare consultancy sector is alarming. Especially as the scale of cyber threats continues to increase.
Cybersecurity is crucial for advisors in healthcare
Patient records are essential in healthcare. Without these records, healthcare workers are hampered in their work, preventing patients from receiving the care they need. Access to life-saving medical supplies is also becoming less accessible. When patient data is up for grabs it can also cause social and psychological problems.
System security is not only compromised by hackers who carefully plan an attack. Your team can also contribute to the downfall of your healthcare consultancy. Often without realizing it.
After all, your team specializes in healthcare, not cybersecurity. The ignorance of healthcare professionals about cybersecurity is a weakness that criminals know how to exploit.
Hackers investigate communication
Criminals regularly thoroughly analyze e-mail traffic. Once they know who is in contact with whom, they can finally strike.
Impersonating a specific employee allows criminals to contact whomever they want, giving a criminal room to attack.
One click has an immense impact
It often starts with an unreliable e-mail. The criminal puts together an e-mail that seems so reliable that it is almost indistinguishable from the real thing for your team.
If an e-mail contains a link or a file to download, it should raise all sorts of questions. For criminals, these links or files provide access to everything they need. One click can cause immense problems.
In addition, your team is busy caring for patients. There is often no time to thoroughly scan every e-mail, but this must be done. Carefully reading e-mails can prevent your healthcare consulting firm from operating without systems for days or weeks.
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Healthcare consulting firms are an easy mark
Too little budget is allocated to cyber security within the healthcare sector. But think about the consequences of poor cybersecurity. That is worth a larger budget.
Criminals have free rein
In any case, criminals are happy with this fact. They are given free rein due to the poor security of the digital infrastructure and staff who do not know how to deal with cybersecurity. Without embarrassment, one criminal after another strikes at healthcare consulting firms of all sizes.
Guardey offers healthcare organizations the best cybersecurity
Guardey understands that good cybersecurity isn’t always easy and budgets aren’t always there for the taking.
The health of a patient is meaningful to healthcare professionals. Guardey also wants the best for all patients and healthcare providers. That is why we want to help every healthcare consultancy with the best cybersecurity at an affordable price.
Keep cybercriminals at bay with Guardey’s cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is crucial for healthcare consultancy firms to ensure the well-being of both patients and employees within a healthcare consultancy firm.
With Guardey’s cybersecurity solution, you can keep hackers away from your healthcare consultancy. For example, Guardey’s business VPN connection, combined with the Security Awareness Training Platform, is part of the total package. With these parts of Guardey, you will no longer let your healthcare consultancy be beaten by hackers.
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