The impacts of a ransomware attack on health and related sectors cannot be underestimated. 

If you work in fields such as the ones listed below, then you may be at risk of experiencing financial losses, reputational damage, loss of productivity and business continuity:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • biotechnology
  • medical equipment
  • managed healthcare facilities
  • hospitals
  • aged care
  • medical centres
  • allied health services
  • urgent care centres
  • medical research
  • pathology
  • health insurers

The disruption and loss of technology in a clinical setting can impact patient outcomes and potentially cost lives. This also includes the risk of potential legal liabilities emerging as a result of interrupted patient health care.

With the sensitive data that requires cyber risk management and oversight—as well as further regulatory requirements that organisations need to demonstrate compliance with—Huntsman Security has observed that pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical equipment, hospitals, aged care facilities, and allied health services have an extensive data management role. 

There is also added risk from the sheer number of staff who require access to the information. That’s why being able to monitor and assess your cyber risk against a simple set of cyber security KPIs, (like the Australian Cyber Security Centre Essential Eight framework or ACSC and NIST guidelines) is now becoming the baseline for demonstrating compliance. 

The good news is that highly effective automated technologies are now available that align to these frameworks and are automated to measure and manage the health of your key security controls. 

Huntsman Security’s Essential Eight and SmartCheck solutions can quickly measure and clearly report cyber security posture to relevant stakeholders, as well as identify gaps and support remediation activities. With a clear picture of the state of their prevention, containment and recovery strategies, organisations under the health banner can regularly assess and address any shortcomings that may expose the organisation or its patients to poor cyber security outcomes.


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