This podcast highlights the unique cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the healthcare industry. Cyber-attacks can do harm to healthcare organizations on multiple fronts: There is financial damage when attackers demand a ransom, there is reputational damage when sensitive data is compromised and there are risks when health systems cannot perform critical work.
Healthcare data is also highly valuable to cyber attackers—almost 10 to 20% more than other information, such as credit card data. However, healthcare organizations on average spend less on cybersecurity than other sectors, like financial services.
The good news is that improving cybersecurity is a goal that everyone in the organization can help to achieve, from the CEO to every technology user accessing systems.
In this podcast, Accenture Security global managing director Salwa Rafee explains what organizations can do to elevate cybersecurity measures through integrated incident response plans and improved resilience.
Data is at the heart of healthcare—sensitive personal, medical, research and financial data. Protecting it is critical to humanizing healthcare. That’s why we work with payers, providers, pharma companies and public health entities to increase their resilience to cyber threats by embedding security into the technology ecosystem and across ways of working.
We combine an understanding of the healthcare industry—ecosystems, workflows, regulations, and stakeholders—with proactive and focused threat intelligence so healthcare players can improve cyber resilience to stay ahead of threats. And make healthcare more secure for all.
Cybersecurity: A Business Enabler and Accelerator
Salwa Rafee, Accenture’s Global Managing Director- Healthcare Security, talks about cybersecurity being a critical part of any enterprise strategy.