Federal agencies have issued an unprecedented warning against “An increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” The joint cybersecurity advisory comes from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
While these warnings are focused on the healthcare industry, the ransomware plaguing these businesses is not specific to the healthcare industry and can be turned on your industry next
What is happening?
As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do cyberattacks. Hackers have increased the TrickBot and BazarLoader malware capabilities, allowing them to complete ransomware attacks, data theft, and disrupt healthcare services amidst their hard work treating and responding to the COVID0-19 pandemic.
We are engaged in a race against cybercriminals to find and implement better cybersecurity solutions as they continuously find cracks in our defenses to exploit. Right now, cybercriminals are winning in some instances, not because we don’t have the technology to keep them out, but because businesses are not prioritizing their cybersecurity efforts.
Don’t make the same mistake.
Deciding how much of your resources to devote to cybersecurity can be difficult. Use our free Data Breach Cost Calculator to get a better understanding of your risks.
What can I do to prepare?
Work with an IT partner to ensure that your cybersecurity solutions are updated, effective, and working. Constant vigilance and education are imperative to a successful cybersecurity approach. Here at Seltek, we can help implement, maintain, and test effective cybersecurity solutions that can protect you from threats like the ones CISA, FBI, and HHS are warning against. Book a call with us to take the first step to secure your business.