Vulnerable to ransomware? It’s not your servers – it’s your people

That’s the title of an article written by IronWall360 CEO Ron Zayas that appeared as the top story on the DOTmed HealthCareBusiness News website, a prominent healthcare industry resource that boasts 25,000+ daily visitors and more than 375,000 registered users.

There’s a warning in that title and in the article that applies not just to healthcare organizations (though they are being frequently targeted now) but to all private sector entities that handle the personal information of patients and clients: Hackers are getting better, and this is the time to stay one step ahead, so they look elsewhere for their next victim.

It can be done. And it had better be done because after the breach, the resolution is going to be very costly.

According to the Verizon Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of a healthcare data breach reached $11 million in 2023, an increase of more than 50% in just three years. And so far, 2024 is looking to be significantly worse.

The article details one prominent reason successful attacks are on the rise, and what can be done to repel them. Artificial intelligence is playing a major role in these incidents, and what fuels AI is information – specifically the personal identifying information available about all of your personnel, from the executive suite to the cubicles.

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David Hofstede

Director of Content

From website content to press releases, blogs to whitepapers, If something has to be written, David writes it or approves it before it goes to our clients. He understands that good writing has a pu... Read more

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