Cybersecurity & healthcare?


  • The cyberthreat to the healthcare business has grown considerably in the last decade, as has the sophistication of cyberattacks. This new age is recognised by both industry and government. The susceptibility to malevolent assaults grows with each advancement made possible by automation, interoperability, and data analytics.
  • Cyberattacks are of special concern in the healthcare industry because they can endanger not just the security of systems and information, but also the health and safety of patients.
  • In the previous several years, thousands of healthcare organisations have been attacked by cyberattacks, with hospitals accounting for 30% of all large-scale data security breaches.
  • When compared to other industries, a healthcare data breach costs an average of $7.13 million. The healthcare business is closely followed by the energy and finance industries, with costs per data breach of $6.39 million and $5.85 million, respectively. However, no one wants to be the one in charge of this table.
  • Between 2019 and 2020, the cost of healthcare breaches increased by 10%, from $6.45 million to $7.45 million.
  • When compared to other businesses, the newest data reveals that healthcare had the second-highest cost-per-breach rise in 2020, after only energy.