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E-Health Companies Cyber Attack Reports 2021
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Analyzing Threats, Breaches, and Trends in the E-Health, eCommerce and Insurance Sectors for 2021
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In 2021, the healthcare, e-health, e-commerce, and insurance sectors found themselves in the crosshairs of an escalating cyber threat landscape. The year was marked by a surge in cyberattacks, putting a spotlight on the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service retrospective report, the healthcare industry, in particular, faced a significant uptick in reported breaches, with ransomware attacks posing a severe challenge. Hospitals and medical facilities became prime targets, bearing the brunt of these attacks, which often resulted in critical service disruptions, emphasizing the vulnerabilities within the sector.

 

Likewise, the eCommerce and insurance sectors grappled with mounting cyber risks. Reports from Fortinet and Atos painted a concerning picture of cyberattacks targeting pharmaceutical companies and other essential players in the pharmaceutical supply chain. These attacks are aimed at the theft of sensitive research data and the compromise of drug manufacturing processes, potentially having far-reaching consequences. Additionally, the "Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021" underlined the growing financial impact of cyber incidents across industries. With the ever-evolving threat landscape, businesses in these sectors faced the formidable challenge of strengthening their cybersecurity strategies to safeguard sensitive patient data, intellectual property, and financial assets.

 

In the face of these evolving threats, it is evident that cybersecurity must remain a top priority for organizations in these sectors. The year 2021 served as a stark reminder that the healthcare, e-health, eCommerce, and insurance sectors must remain vigilant, continually improving their security postures to protect their digital assets and the well-being of their customers and patients.

 
Risks Mitigation

 

  • Establish an incident response plan and practice it regularly

  • Utilize threat intelligence tools for proactive threat detection

  • Regularly conduct comprehensive vulnerability assessments

  • Prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities based on their severity

  • Ensure up-to-date software and security patches

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Reports that have been used for this analysis:

Cost-of-af-DATA-Breach-Report-2021.pdf

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FullReport_DBIR2021_WebOptimized_Final.pdf

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report-state-of-pharmaceuticals-and-cybersecurity.pdf

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2021-retrospective-and-2022-look-ahead-tlpwhite.pdf

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