This year there has been a drastic rise in ransomware attacks on computer systems within the medical industry. Some attacks have bought hospitals to a standstill for days and put the confidentiality of patient information at risk. This has called for medical organisations to take a serious look at their cyber security and what measures they have in place to prevent such attacks in the future. Let’s explore why Cyber Security is a growing problem for medical practices.
You may have heard the term ransomware a lot these days on the Internet or amongst IT professionals, but do you know exactly w
Cyber security attacks are on the rise worldwide. Without proper precautions, your customers’ most sensitive information could be at risk including tax file numbers (TFNs), addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, telephone numbers, employment and income information and more. A data breach such as those suffered by top companies including JP Morgan Chase, Target, Home Depot and others could potentially comprise the personal information of millions.
Let’s take a look at 6 of the most common types of security attacks your business will face.
The Microsoft Office suite may be the most used business tool. They use Powerpoint for presentations, Excel for Spreadsheets and Word for documents. In the past, it was understood that these programs were completely secure and could not be penetrated to infect networks or steal data. Unfortunately, news broke that a there was a bug in Microsoft Word could steal the users’ personal banking details and passwords. Even though Microsoft patched the bug, it briefly left millions vulnerable to spyware infection. Companies across the world felt violated and seeking better answers for their security.
As your company’s CIO, you know how often businesses are targeted by cyber criminals. Convincing members of the board that all that money is well spent on cyber security and the IT department, isn’t always easy, though. Use our cyber security checklist to show all the ways that your department is working to protect your company now and in the future. So have you every prepared a Cyber Security Checklist to ensure you have all of your bases covered?
As more and more of our global economy moves online, so does our crime. Every day more and more networks come online around the world. Add to that the “internet of things” and the avenues that a criminal can use to commit a crime are seemingly endless. Cyber criminals are a growing threat today that is worse than at any time in our past. Today a criminal doesn’t even have to leave their home in order to go after a company.