Possessing large IT infrastructures and vast amounts of stored personal data, organisations in the healthcare sector are a common target for cybercriminals. The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service in mid-2017 highlights the high level of disruption that malicious attacks can have on hospitals, health trusts, GP practices and other healthcare bodies.
Common cyber security challenges in the healthcare sector include:
• Protecting large, often antiquated IT estates
• Juggling conflicts between service efficiency and patient confidentiality
• Keeping up with continuous workplace digitisation
• Working with limited public funding and competing IT priorities
• Training staff from various disciplines on security risks
Patient confidentiality has always been a priority within the healthcare sector, but with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in force, the importance is now higher than ever.
Ensuring that personal data, such as confidential patient health records, is protected against unauthorised processing, accidental loss and destruction forms a key part of the requirements of the GDPR. So too is the need to have robust procedures in place to detect and investigate personal data breaches as well as report them within 72 hours to a relevant authority and, in high-risk cases, to affected individuals.
By helping healthcare organisations address gaps in their cyber security as well as proactively detect and remediate threats when they occur, Redscan’s affordable managed cyber security services support swift, hassle-free GDPR compliance.
€20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.
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