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Conference Sessions Clarifying the Healthcare Cyberattack Landscape: Insight and Actions to Protect Patients

  • Date/Time October 1, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Room Falor
  • Presenter Chad Holmes
  • CEU Credits 1.5


Participants will gain knowledge in several areas related to cyberattacks on healthcare and patients throughout this talk. Among them are:
-Learning about the findings in several recent research reports including the Ponemon Institute / Cynerio “Insecurity of Connected Devices in Healthcare” report
-Gaining enough insight and understanding to educate peers with data-driven findings related to impacts on patient care, facility finances and attack prevention that can be used to influence change
-Learning about the technical weaknesses that are enabling these attacks and finding approaches that address the challenges of long-standing, traditional IT practices and the rise of risks associated with IoT/IoMT devices

Session Abstract

Since 2020 the number of cyberattacks on healthcare environments has grown at an alarming rate, but the collective impact, frequency and resulting damage have gone largely undocumented. The August 2022 release of “The Insecurity of Connected Devices
in Healthcare” by Cynerio and the Ponemon Institute has significantly clarified the cyberattack landscape. From financial impact to compromised patient care, the report represents a collective voice of healthcare leaders from 517 hospitals across the United States. Among the findings:
-76% of healthcare ransomware victims have been attacked three or more times
-47% of healthcare organizations hit by ransomware paid the ransom
-88% of attacks involve IoT / IoMT devices
-43% of hospitals have suffered a data breach in the last two years
-And tragically, 24% of attacked hospitals note a rise in mortality rates following a cyber attack
Join Cynerio team members as they discuss key findings from the report, the wide ranging impact on hospitals and their patients, and clear actions that can be taken by hospital staff, leadership, policy makers and others within the healthcare community.

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