Health Law Highlights

Healthcare Still Underprepared for Scope of Cyber Threats, Says Report

Summary of article from Healthcare IT News, by Andrea Fox:

A new report from Kroll reveals a discrepancy between healthcare organizations’ self-assessment of their cybersecurity maturity and the reality of their readiness. Despite healthcare being among the most breached sectors, many organizations in this industry believe their cybersecurity processes are “very mature”. The report also identified remote access as a key vulnerability, with ransomware groups increasingly gaining initial access through external remote services. Kroll warns of increased scrutiny and accountability for C-suite executives in overseeing cybersecurity defenses. The report concludes that healthcare organizations must close the ‘self-diagnosis gap’ and enhance their security measures to protect against cyber threats.