Healthcare organizations are unarguably popular targets for cyberattacks. With an attacker extracting as much as $1,000 for selling a single health record on the dark web, is it any wonder that industry security reports reveal alarming stats concerning the healthcare industry?
According to the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat report, the healthcare industry:
Saw a 121% spike in malware attacks in 2021.
Experienced a year-over-year growth of 218% in cryptojacking attacks.
Recorded the largest year-over-year growth, 71%, in IoT malware cases.
With the healthcare industries’ increasing reliance on technology to carry out their day-to-day functions and save patient lives, attackers are perpetually finding new ways to invade hospital networks and exfiltrate sensitive patient data. So, it’s safe to assume that IoT malware cases are going to increase even more in the future.
That’s why it’s crucial for healthcare organizations to protect their data at all times, be it at rest or in transit. A breach will not only cost healthcare organizations their reputation and cause their customers anguish, but it will also land them in financial hot water. Data breaches cost organizations $6 trillion in 2020. Being financially or legally liable for any leak or loss of patient data—even if it’s due to a third-party vendor breach—makes it critical for healthcare organizations to comply with HIPAA and safeguard patient data.
Enacted in the United States in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) helps to enforce standards for health information. In 2003, with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, the US Department of Health and Human Services, defined protected health information, including electronic protected health information (ePHI), and how it should be used and disclosed. With the increasing attack surface and changing threat landscape, HIPAA compliance has become more stringent and crucial than ever.
To master HIPAA compliance, join us in this webinar featuring Ram Vaidyanathan, our technical security consultant. We’ll learn about the requirements of HIPAA and how to detect threats and protect sensitive patient data.
In this webinar, we’ll:
Explore the evolving threat landscape in healthcare
Develop a data protection plan under HIPAA
Design network diagrams to understand the network
Examine the need for HIPAA compliance
Prioritize threats through a risk assessment
Learn how to deploy the right solutions to secure ePHI
This free webinar will be conducted in three time zones, so you can choose the session that’s most convenient for you. Once you register, you’ll receive a registration confirmation email from us. In the email, you’ll also find a blog that is relevant to our upcoming webinar.
Topic: How to comply with HIPAA and safeguard the privacy of patients
Dates and times: Nov. 16, 2pm AEDT | 2pm GST and Nov. 17, 11am EDT
Duration: 45 minutes
Claim your spot now to gain actionable insights on how to leverage a SIEM solution to achieve HIPAA compliance and protect your patients’ data privacy and security. We hope to see you soon. But if you can’t make it that day, we understand. All you have to do is register, and we’ll send you the webinar recording. Happy learning, folks!