The transition to digital, expedited by the Covid-19 pandemic, has opened up new cybersecurity concerns. With lockdowns and physical distancing measures, pharma companies rapidly moved towards remote working and cloud-based systems. But unfortunately, they created a perfect storm for cybercrime, giving hackers the means and the motivation to step up their criminal activities.
Health care organizations are vulnerable and targeted by cyberattacks because they possess data of tremendous financial delegates and intelligence value to cyber thieves and nation-state actors. There is a significant rise in cyber-threats in the healthcare industry. Cybersecurity plays an essential role in keeping the PII, PHI, Medical Infrastructure, Networks, and many digital complexes like EHRs, e-prescribing and decision support systems, intelligent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), infusion pumps, medical internet of things (IoT)devices, etc. secured. Cybercriminals buy leaked data and then, via various social engineering methods, trap people and make them victims of cyber or financial fraud. Hackers’ access to the data of private patients not only provides them the possession to steal personal information but creates the fear of intentional or unintentional alteration of the data. This alteration of information could severely affect patient health and outcomes.
Our security experts at @TSAROLABS can help you build a proactive approach to privacy and information protection, an incident response plan with clear roles and responsibilities, regular risk assessments, and implementing cybersecurity frameworks (CSFs).