BDO’s Fall 2019 Cyber Threat Report: Focus on Healthcare

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 the companies in the sector.

The healthcare industry has seen a sharp rise in cyberattacks over the last three years, especially those using ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).  The insurer Beazley found that healthcare led all other industries in attacks and breaches during 2018, with more than double the second-highest industry. 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

Please download the report to learn more.