Since Covid-19 the health sector is under pressure, but patients' health remains the main priority. An objective that hackers profit from as they take advantage of the permanent urgency of access to industry data, in order to receive money via ransomware attacks. Especially since the healthcare sector is particularly vulnerable due to the lack of investment in cybersecurity, the vulnerabilities of existing technology and the behavior of staff. The progressive digitization of the sector, notably on the inter-connections between IT systems and equipment or on data exchanges, has strongly increased the attack surface, allowing the possibilities of data-breaches to grow.
Health data brings more value due to its multitude of information. The average value of health records on the dark web is estimated to be $100, while a credit card number is only valued at $1 or $2. Health appears to be the new Eldorado for hackers, and the sector has a lot of catching up to do.
According to our research the main challenges for IT security in healthcare are:
Health Care and Social Assistance is in 6th place this year with 5% of all Cyber Extortion (Cy-X) victims we recorded. The number of victims increased by 61% compared to last year. Three quarters of the threat actors for Health Care and Social Care incidents were classified as External, which means that internal actors are much less of a concern than in other industries (industry average: 43% of incidents caused internally).
Find out more on industry rankings in the Security Navigator 2024!
Orange Cyberdefense helps you stay ahead of threats with a four-step path. It helps you better understand your vulnerabilities, identify and fix them before they are exploited.
Humans are the first superspreader and at the heart of cyberhealth. That's why your employees need to be trained on the risks and the right actions to take. Through our trainings, your employees will be able to:
Orange Cyberdefense helps you strengthen your security posture through a holistic approach that addresses both temporality and multi-dimensionality aspects:
Learn how to deal with a cyber crisis
Quick incidence response capacity in case of cyber attacks.
Take advantage of our strong customer experience in the healthcare sector.
Expertise and support on local regulations.
A trusted partner referencing on public markets and central purchasing agencies.
Intelligence-led security reports such as the Security Navigator.