Did you know that by selling a single health record on the dark web, an attacker can get as much as $1,000? It’s no wonder why healthcare organizations are being targeted so aggressively these days. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, attackers have worked at exploiting vulnerabilities in the network. They’ve also used social engineering to manipulate exhausted hospital staff into revealing sensitive information and carry out their attacks.

With the increasing sophistication of attacks, especially in ransomware cases where RaaS and double extortion techniques are involved, the stakes have increased. Studies show that at the beginning of 2020, only Maze was using double extortion techniques, but by the end of that year, 17 other ransomware operators had joined the club.

SonicWall’s cyberthreat report released in early 2022 revealed alarming stats concerning cyberattacks, especially in those that targeted the healthcare industry, and this trend is expected to increase. According to the report, the healthcare industry:

  • Saw a 121% spike in malware attacks in 2021.

  • Had a year-over-year growth of 218% in the case of cryptojacking attacks.

  • Recorded the largest year-over-year growth of 71% in IoT malware cases.

Truly terrifying, isn’t it? Especially if you are an IT security professional working for a healthcare or healthcare-related organization. Data privacy and security are of utmost priority to most organizations, but even more so for those in healthcare. A breach will not only cost healthcare organizations their reputation and cause their customers anguish, but will also land them in financial hot water, with data breaches costing organizations $6 trillion in 2020. So, it’s imperative that you know how to deliver cybersecurity excellence in the healthcare sector, and that’s where our e-book, Establishing a least privilege environment in healthcare organizations, comes into play.

This e-book explores:

  • The various cyber risks associated with healthcare and the measures that an organization can take to protect itself.

  • The concept of a least privilege environment and the benefits associated with adopting such an environment.

  • What least privilege means for a healthcare organization.

  • The steps and the best practices involved in implementing least privilege in a healthcare organization.

  • The importance of having a UEBA-integrated SIEM solution with the help of a relevant use case.

You may have come across instances where the security of an organization was compromised because of a weak password, which led to attackers invading that organization’s network. After gaining entry, the attackers caused further chaos by hacking into a privileged account and escalating privileges of the compromised user’s account. This is why learning how to limit privileges without affecting the normal functioning of the employees is of vital importance for an IT security professional, and this e-book will help you achieve that.

Ready to learn more?

Download the e-book, “Establishing a least privilege environment in healthcare organizations,” and gain insights on fortifying your organization’s network security. If you’re interested in learning how a SIEM solution like ManageEngine Log360 can help you defend against various cyberattacks and achieve HIPAA compliance, sign up for a personalized demo. Thanks for reading, folks!