Safeguard your Heath Care Business from Cyber Attacks
Safeguard your Heath Care Business from Cyber Attacks
In most recent years, the healthcare sector has become a prime target to cyber attacks due to the sensitive nature of medical data and its vital role in public health and safety.

Despite the rising number of attacks, there is common misconception that smaller organizations are not as attractive to cybercriminals, leaving them to become 2x as likely to be attacked with an average cost of breach of $10.10 MILLION per incident.
By partnering with Empower, you can enhance your cybersecurity with access to tools and industry experts with EMR Databases, Employee Training, HR Support, and Industry Compliance.

Most Common Attacks

Malicious Network Traffic

Malicious network traffic allows cyber criminals to establish unauthorized network access from web applications, which can result in spam, unwanted software downloading, or the compromise of sensitive patient data.

Ransomware Breach

Attackers use ransomware to target healthcare providers, encrypting critical data or disabling medical devices to demand payment. This extortion exploits patient privacy, safety, and undermines trust in healthcare providers.

Phishing Attempts

Phishing attacks involve criminals sending fake emails or messages to steal sensitive information, leading to unauthorized access to patient records, financial loss, and service disruptions.

Impact of Disruptive Cybercrimes

In a survey of security, decision-makers of selected healthcare institutions in the United States provided that the impact of disruptive cybercrimes led to the following.
Unable to Provide Patient Care
0 %
Victims of Stolen Patient Records
0 %
Lost Control of Patient Devices
0 %
Delivered Inaccurate Care or Treatment
0 %
Average Days of Downtime

Practices to Reduce Cybercrimes

  • Conduct regular cybersecurity audits and penetration testing to identify potential vulnerabilities and compliance requirements.
  • Develop a Clinical Continuity Plan
    Create a comprehensive incident response plan to effectively address security breaches and minimize their impact. Define roles and responsibilities, establish communication protocols, and conduct regular drills to test the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Ensure that all EMR systems are Healthcare Complaint
    Consider implementing systems that adhere to industry regulations such as HIPPA to protect patient confidentiality and privacy.
  • Train & Educate Clinical Staff on Cyber Safety Measures
    Provide training to your clinical staff on identifying phishing attempts, using strong passwords, and adhering to security policies and procedures.

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