Adopting a “zero trust” approach should be a top priority for healthcare providers going into 2023. With these renewed security frameworks in place, both — healthcare service providers and patients will be able to breathe a collective, much-needed sigh of relief.
The pandemic proved to be a challenging period for global healthcare providers, not only in terms of the vast number of patients they had to care for but also the countless cybersecurity attacks to which they were subjected. Unit 42, the threat intelligence group at Palo Alto Networks, found that healthcare was the most targeted vertical for ransomware at the peak of the pandemic.
And now, just as the dust settled on this, we have witnessed multiple high-profile cyberattacks on prominent medical institutes across India. Yet again, the importance of securing medical infrastructure has been highlighted in the nation’s collective conscience, and rightly so.