“Over 66% of healthcare data breaches in 2022 were caused by external actors deploying cyberattacks. And when systems are brought offline, these attacks directly and indirectly impact patient safety and reaffirm the need for proactive action.” — Jessica Davis, Director of Marketing & Communications, First Health Advisory, and former Senior Editor, Healthcare, SC Media
With the increased adoption of connected devices, the popularity of AI, and the onslaught of record-breaking cyber breaches impacting patient care across the healthcare industry, HICP alignment has never been so vital. Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry often lead to data compromise, extended periods of network downtime, care delays, loss of access to patient-facing tech, spikes in patient volumes at nearby hospitals, financial hardship, and reputational damage. Healthcare providers must respond proactively by planning for outages or investing in needed risk reduction activities. “HICP’s Role in Reducing Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges, Building Resiliency,” a white paper by Jessica Davis, Director of Marketing & Communications, First Health Advisory, and former Senior Editor, Healthcare, SC Media, addresses these challenges and highlights HICP as a systematic approach to securing the complex and inherently high-risk healthcare environment. These risk management tools and resources are crucial for defending against the current cyber threat landscape, and having external security partners to provide vital support in aligning your healthcare environment with best practices ensures easy and efficient achievement of cybersecurity initiatives.
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