The healthcare sector is now one of the most targeted sectors globally. According to research conducted by Check Point Software Technologies, the average global weekly attacks rose by 7% in 2023 in comparison to the corresponding period in 2022, with each organisation facing an average of 1,248 attacks per week.
The research also notes that this represents a considerable rise of 22% compared to the previous year. This also means healthcare has become the third most targeted industry in 2023.
Digital threats to healthcare providers also include operational disruptions, issues with medical devices, costly data breaches and theft of intellectual property -ample reasons to take a preventative approach to risk management.