Medical service providers are one of the top companies that cybercriminals prey on. Hackers can acquire all sorts of information that they can then use illegally. This is why it is very important for healthcare organizations to protect their data with the correct cybersecurity programs. 

Once someone has visited the healthcare office, for a routine checkup or an invasive surgery, their personal info has been collected and stored on their networks for historical purposes and future guidance.

All the database records consist of:

  • User’s full name
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • User’s home address
  • Information for providers
  • Patient diagnosis
  • Billing information
  • Insurances numbers
  • Medical records
  • Patient ID
  • Information about treatments

Now that all of that information is in the hacker’s hands, the possibilities are endless. When a cyberattack occurs, the hacker gains access to all of this private information and can use it for malicious intent, such as identity theft, blackmail or just sell it to the highest bidder on the Dark Web.

This is why it is imperative to have a cybersecurity plan and program in place to protect the organization and all of its sensitive materials before it is too late. Contact Sabat Age Consulting to set up an appointment to ensure this risk is at a minimum.