As healthcare technology evolves to make medical information more accessible to physicians and patients, bad actors exploit these conveniences to infiltrate healthcare institutions.

Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common. In Q1 2023, the healthcare sector experienced an average of 1,684 attacks per week, according to Check Point Research. This data represents a year-on-year increase of 22%.

These attacks are also becoming more expensive. According to IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Report, the average costs of a studied breach in healthcare reached nearly $11 million in 2023.

There’s a good reason why healthcare is one of the biggest targets for bad actors. Confidential patient information and medical records are worth a lot of money, and attackers know they can use this as leverage to increase the pressure on organizations to pay the ransom.

As healthcare cybersecurity professionals, we must maximize our security posture while minimizing disruptions to ensure patients don’t suffer the ramifications of healthcare IT vulnerabilities.

CyberMaxx investigated the current state of healthcare cybersecurity to uncover the most cutting-edge medical innovations and cybersecurity threats so you can be prepared to triage risks as effectively as possible.