Following on from the NHS WannaCry attack in mid-May 2017, the awareness of Cyber crime has been escalating, with business owners and individuals alike showing a keen interest in understanding how they can combat the risk of Cyber crime and prevent their organisation going through a similar breach of security.
The news over the past few days highlights the fact that Cyber crime is imminent, and also very relevant to the healthcare sector. Since Friday 12 May, 150 countries have been affected in one form or another, including over 60 NHS organisations in the UK. Microsoft have issued a warning that this is a wake-up…
Cyber security is no longer simply an IT problem, it is an all-round business issue that needs to be treated with the maximum importance. As risk advisers to the healthcare sector, we believe it is essential to provide you with information on how best you can protect yourself and your business from Cyber crime.
It may come as a shock to you to understand that the healthcare sector is the primary target sector for Cyber attacks. With sensitive information on patient’s medical history and general health, Cyber criminals know that if they obtain this type of data then it will be highly profitable for them.