Cyberattacks on rural healthcare, pharmaceutical organisations and hospitals can result in insufficient treatment and financial fraud, with hackers potentially manipulating patient data and interfering with medical equipment. Breaches can further disrupt services, risking non-compliance with regulations and damaging patient-doctor confidentiality. To prevent this, networks must adopt security protocols including intrusion detection, prevention systems, regular updates, staff training and thorough assessment of the network, adopting a risk management plan, ensuring a quick response to potential threats and having a disaster recovery plan in place.
Just three months into 2024, companies are experiencing a severe cybersecurity stress test. Regulated and vulnerable industries, in particular, must be prepared for cyberattacks. The