Publication:

BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report Q3 2019

11 November 2019

Original content provided by BDO Australia

The global healthcare industry is different from many other industries and faces some unique challenges, because it directly affects human life. This gives the security of the healthcare industry special importance, knowing that a person entrusts his or her personal details, private life, sometimes their financial information, and ultimately their well-being with organisations in the sector.

The healthcare industry has seen a sharp rise in cyber attacks over the last three years, especially those using ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).  Our 2018/2019 Cyber Security Survey found the healthcare industry to be highly targeted and most affected by data breaches compared to other industries. Organizations face an uphill battle in protecting against an increasingly sophisticated array of threats from cybercriminals, hacking groups, nation-state actors and even their own staff.

In BDO’s latest report, we explore what these threats mean for healthcare, specifically:

  • Best practices for healthcare cybersecurity
  • Analysis of major industry attacks: How did they happen? Are there any lessons that can be learned?
  • Ways to protect the healthcare industry via threat-based cybersecurity.

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