We know the cybersecurity landscape will continue to evolve in 2019. Attacks will become more sophisticated, and protected health information (PHI) will remain vulnerable (and valuable) to cybercriminals.
Ransomware is a booming business, and cyber attacks in healthcare are on the rise. In 2017, ransomware attacks grew threefold, and the FBI estimates ransomware is a $5Billion industry globally.
Weak passwords are the easiest way for cyber attackers to penetrate your clinic network. Widely available online tools such as lists of the most used passwords and even the dictionary aid hackers in their attempts to steal precious patient information. Much of the old wisdom we were taught about passwords in years past doesn’t hold up against modern hacker tools and tricks. These password tips will help you lock down your clinic with strong passwords.