How to Protect Your Hospital from Escalating Cyberattacks

The healthcare industry ranks among the top targets for cybercriminals worldwide, with threats increasing rapidly. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of healthcare organizations […]

By zivaro|January 15, 2024|0 Comments
IMPROVING HOSPITAL RESILIENCE THROUGH CLOUD-BASED DISASTER RECOVERY SOLUTIONS

The healthcare industry ranks among the top targets for cybercriminals worldwide, with threats increasing rapidly. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of healthcare organizations globally experienced a ransomware attack in the past year, double the rate of attacks reported in 2021.

Luckily, there are ways to protect your hospital. Moving clinical systems to the cloud, for example, offers two significant cybersecurity advantages: enhancing protection without expanding your IT team and streamlining disaster recovery.

Embrace the latest cybersecurity technology without expanding your IT team

Small rural hospitals are often the most vulnerable to ransom attacks because they share many of the same IT needs as large institutions but face more limited funding and access to talent. Often, community hospitals operate with only a single IT expert on staff who may lack experience and knowledge of the latest cybersecurity best practices.

However, enhancing cybersecurity doesn’t need to involve growing your IT team. Hospitals can gain access to the latest cybersecurity technology by upgrading clinical systems to the AWS Cloud — without hiring new talent. Moving to the cloud also allows you to offload many of the security tasks that your IT team used to do manually, leading to happier and more productive staff.

Streamline disaster recovery to save lives and costs

While the ultimate cybersecurity goal is to prevent hackers from gaining access to your systems, what happens if a cyberattack should happen? Unfortunately, many community hospitals lack a viable disaster recovery plan, putting them in a precarious position. Every minute without access to critical medical data puts lives at risk, destroys patient trust, and impacts profits. Across the globe, healthcare organizations paid an average of $2.2 million to recover from cyber attacks in the last year.

Moving clinical systems to the cloud, however, helps hospitals avoid the fallout of a cyberattack. Cloud-based systems are not only more secure but are also backed by disaster recovery protection. That makes it possible to recover data after a breach in mere minutes. Plus, it’s easier to discover damages and repair or restore systems after an attack.

Take charge of your cybersecurity

Moving to the AWS cloud can help protect against the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks, and you don’t have to do it alone. AWS Partner Zivaro, for example, offers OneHealthEQ. This turnkey solution leverages ongoing HIPAA assessments to ensure that patient information is secure and compliant, along with penetration tests to safeguard your system against hackers.

Discover how we make it easy for hospitals to embrace all the benefits of the AWS Cloud.

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