With Australia’s ageing population, you must ensure your aged care business is equipped to manage the increased demand placed on both the core service offering and the technology that sustains it. How do you know if your aged care business is protected from cyber security breaches?
There have been a series of incidents in Australia where aged care providers have endured data breaches and systems outages which have essentially paralysed the business until secure access is restored. The sensitive personal health records that aged care providers hold are of great interest to hackers as an antecedent to identity theft.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) reported an 84% increase in cyber security incidents relating to the health and aged care sectors in December 2020 compared to those recorded in 2019.
How do you know if your aged care business systems are protected from cyber security attacks?
To assist with protecting your aged care business from malicious cyber attacks that may disrupt your essential services or compromise business-critical systems, the ACSC recommends a prioritised list of strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents called the Essential Eight.
ITeam Consulting has prepared the below checklist that considers the Essential Eight and provides a baseline for protecting your business from cyber risks.