Your healthcare business has been entrusted with the valuable digital information of your healthcare consumers, patients, suppliers and employees. You must ensure you you know how to protect your healthcare business from cyber attacks to keep your business secure and equipped to manage the demand placed on both the core service offering and the technology that sustains it.
In Australia, healthcare providers can be targeted by cyber criminals who seek access to business information as well as the personal information of your patients and employees that may be acquired for identity theft.
In the event of a cyber attack on your health care business, you may lose access to critical business systems and suffer financial loss, possible legal liability, and reputational damage.
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 systems are protected?
To assist with protecting your healthcare business from 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.