Healthcare is a vital industry, impacting economies around the world. The industry generates billions of dollars in sales and is rapidly evolving by integrating technology into research, administration and service delivery. As a consequence, enormous amounts of data and information are generated, most of it sensitive and private - such as, medical records, employee information, financial and research data. This makes the healthcare sector vulnerable to cybercrime.
Keeping the information secure is a prime imperative for healthcare industry players, and a huge responsibility to patients, employees, customers and other stakeholders. Organisations must budget adequately - both monetarily and in terms of resources – to ensure effective information security management.
Information Security Management is critical to the health and progress of the healthcare industry and the alternative can be devastating. Cybercriminals can tarnish healthcare organisations’ brands, bring down companies and unleash enormous harm on patients and stakeholders. The effects of cybercrime in healthcare can take years to overcome.