Healthcare providers must store patient data in a vault to ensure cybersecurity, says Dell


“Evil actors will continue to try to infiltrate healthcare facility systems”

“Evil actors will continue to try to infiltrate healthcare facility systems”

Healthcare providers in India must strengthen the cyber resilience of their organizations, especially now that the country is reporting a 300 percent rise in cyber attacks, Dell Technologies warned.

Cyberattacks have disrupted the operations of healthcare providers impacted by a pandemic as they embrace digital transformation to improve their recovery and resilience, said Ripu Bajwa, director and general manager, Data Protection Solutions at Dell.

At the initial peak of the pandemic itself, seven million cases of cyberattacks on the healthcare industry were recorded in the country, Mr Bajwa said Peppystores.

“Ransomware and attempts to penetrate healthcare facility systems will continue to be a serious problem. With a 300 percent increase in cyber-attack incidents in India, it is more important that key decision-makers put intrinsic security at the heart of their digital strategies,” he said.

Healthcare leaders needed to increase the cyber resilience of their organizations to protect their most critical and sensitive data, including patient records, accompanying images and documents from diagnostic systems.

“Saving this critical data in a vault helps ensure it is isolated, cannot be modified, and can be quickly restored in the event of an attack, allowing healthcare services to be up and running again quickly,” added Mr. Bajwa.

On the scope of prevention and prevention, he pointed out that preventative cyber technology is constantly evolving with new innovations to protect data and keep up with the bad actors.

“However, a collaborative approach is now required to maximize resilience even with preemptive technologies. As international governments come together to build more robust, collective defenses against cyberattacks, so should the brightest cyberexperts, CIOs and public health leaders,” added Mr. Bajwa.

According to a report by KPMG, India remains the country with the second highest number of cyberattacks, with both malware and ransomware hitting the healthcare industry particularly hard. The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2021 report shows that 34% of healthcare organizations were affected by ransomware in the past year.

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