Healthcare Data Hacks: Still at Pandemic Levels
Healthcare organizations have recently seen many upheavals, from understaffing to labor strikes. Due to these restraints, industry experts expect to see some of the most "ruinous" cybersecurity attacks on healthcare throughout 2023.
"Despite a decline in other sectors, healthcare has continued to remain a prime target (of) cyber-attacks." Jessica Davis, HealthSecurity.com
Beckers Health IT has detailed why experts believe 2023 will be so destructive.
Resource constraints: Insufficient cybersecurity funding is holding healthcare organizations back. Studies show that only 4 to 7 percent of healthcare organizations IT budgets are spent on cybersecurity.
Patient data: The data that healthcare organizations house is very valuable, and bad actors know that healthcare organizations will pay ransoms to ensure patient safety.
Not prioritizing data security: Healthcare organizations prioritize patient results, and IT teams cannot remove high-risk IoT apparatuses without affecting those results.
Healthcare regulations: The healthcare industry is heavily regulated, which can cause healthcare organizations to prioritize regulations rather than security capabilities.
For these reasons, it becomes evident that the Healthcare industry is one of the top targets for cybercriminals.
When medical PII is so valuable and IT resources and other limitations so prevalent, how can the healthcare industry combat this problem?
The only solution to truly protect your patients and your healthcare organization's reputation is by truly authenticating each and every user before they access any data on your system.
By Truly Authenticating, we mean by 'who they are,' not 'what they know.'
When e-health records are concerned, ID security should be paramount.
Guarding your systems with PINs and Passwords, even with Two Factor Authentication (2FA), is not enough. The healthcare industry needs to be proactive in cybersecurity and implement a zero-trust security platform to mitigate its threats effectively.
Finding an authentication method immune to hackers and new technological threats requires new technology.
Luckily other leading industries have already done the hard work and are using the best solution, biometric ID technology.
But how secure are biometrics & aren't they difficult and expensive to integrate?
Fingerprints & Facial biometrics are readily accessible but are simple to fake and sometimes require physical contact.
Iris and vascular scanners are secure but require very specialized & costly equipment.
Only Voice biometric technology tops Forbes' list of the most reliable authentication technologies regarding strength and accuracy and is the most simple to integrate into your existing systems.
Voice Biometric authentication technology covers all the weaknesses in the current process, providing an active, noninvasive security solution while delivering enhanced security, user experience, and operational efficiency, making it the logical answer.
Cutting-edge technology, like Voice Biometrics from V2verify, provides secure authentication that negates the known weaknesses in the current solution while delivering a simple & secure way to authenticate a user.
V2's technology offers a voice biometric solution that can definitively identify and authenticate anyone needing patient information access with just 2 seconds of speech, removing the need for PINs & passwords, all while increasing data security.
V2verify, The Path to a Data Secure World