Report: Tackling Cybersecurity Threats Without Sacrificing Usability

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Report: Tackling Cybersecurity Threats Without Sacrificing Usability

July 13, 2022

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity threats to hospital systems rose 123% and ransomware, more specifically, affected more than 18 million patient records nationwide – a 470% increase from 2019. The same report found in 2020 alone, hackers pulled in more than $2.1 million in ransom. ECRI named cybersecurity attacks as the top health technology hazard to patient safety for 2022. The risk to patient lives has never been higher.

In the Spring of 2022, a small group of cybersecurity professionals convened for an executive roundtable, Tackling Cybersecurity Threats Without Sacrificing Usability. Participants collaborated with the purpose of sharing their experiences of protecting their health system and patients from cyber-attacks while also retaining optimal user experience.

This report from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and EHI shares solutions being developed, innovative plans being implemented, and best practices created through personal experiences. The discussions allowed the executives to shed light on the greatest vulnerabilities to patient safety.



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