It doesn’t matter in which state you are located, how many patients you treat, what kind of medicine you practice or how many employees you have, if you are a health care provider, you are being targeted and hackers are successful in victimizing you.
That’s my take on the recent Becker’s Health IT article that lists 66 healthcare providers around the country that have suffered a cyber-attack in the form of malware, ransomware or a phishing attack in the first six months of 2020. Although we know that health care providers are being targeted, the list of incidents is sobering.
The only thing that the 66 companies have in common is that they are healthcare providers and the attacks were successful. The list confirms the stark reality of the risk healthcare providers face from cyber-attacks.