The healthcare industry is a prime target for hackers due to its dealings with a vast amount of highly sensitive data, which needs to remain current and accurate, according to an article on the Security Boulevard website.
To try to thwart these attacks and still maintain compliance, it’s important to look at how hackers are attempting to access data and then counter those tactics
For example, it only takes one compromised credential to lead to millions of damages, so multi-factor authentication (MFA) can significantly increase the effectiveness of authentication.
Since MFA requires more ways to authenticate than just a simple username and password, it’s one of the best options to prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive data and moving laterally within the network.
Hackers have been increasingly targeting healthcare facilities during the pandemic, infecting networks with malicious code that scrambles data. To unlock it, they demand payment.
There has been a significant increase in ransomware attempts against organizations responding to the pandemic, according to an article on the Built website.
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