Parallel threats exist
penetrated a healthcare network can first steal the medical records, and then start a ransomware attack in motion. This might double their profits over using only one of the attack vectors,” the company says.
Hacking events rise
Number of compromised records falls
Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, Banner Health and Newkirk Products. “This low-hanging fruit has to some extent been harvested, and attackers are now increasingly turning attention to the broader mix of healthcare entities,” the organization says.
Targets are smaller but richer
New threats emerge for IoT
Records prices are falling
Attack surface is growing
storm for cyber attackers and sets the stage for a continued successful breach of electronic protected health information,” according to Cryptonite. “Medical devices have emerged as high vulnerability areas within healthcare networks. Hospitals and physician practices cannot install standard cyber security software. There is no easy way to have visibility into the state of these devices or to detect the presence of attacker tools or a ‘backdoor’ into the medical device.”
Cryptonite’s full report is available here.