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              Overcoming Cyber Threats to the Healthcare Industry

              Beating ransomware attacks, IoT medical device vulnerabilities and electronic medical records hacking attempts

              With stolen medical records being sold on the black market for up to 60 times that of stolen credit card data, it's no wonder that healthcare organizations are consistently ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in lists of industries with the highest amount of data breaches.

              Hackers sell patient data to interested buyers in the underground online marketplace. Cyber gangs and individuals buy the data to create and market health insurance cards, which people will use to obtain surgeries and prescription drugs.

              In addition to medication identity theft, threat actors may deny a healthcare organization access to its critical data and demand a ransom for it. Healthcare IT News reported that as many as 75 percent of U.S. hospitals responding to a poll this past April could have been hit with ransomware in the last year and not even know it. That’s possible as attackers can stay hidden in networks, unleashing ransomware that doesn’t show up until someone tries to open a file.

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              Identify Vulnerabilities and Risks to Help You Meet HIPAA Compliance Requirements
              Identify Vulnerabilities and Risks to Help You Meet HIPAA Compliance Requirements

              Healthcare organizations are not only responsible for complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) but HIPAA Omnibus, which makes it possible that they also could be held liable for their business associates that have been breached.

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