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Recent attacks on Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds have captured the American public’s interest and made the public much more aware of – and concerned about — cyber-attacks.
In 2021, there has been substantial government action, including the nomination of the first National Cyber Director, an executive order imposing new security standards for software on federal procurement lists, and legislative proposals to improve the nation’s cybersecurity.
However, despite these cybersecurity advances, sensitive information in hospitals has been largely ignored. There have been relatively few measures to protect healthcare’s sensitive data, even though hospitals store some of the most sensitive data and host thousands of technological devices that can be easily hacked.
In 2017, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force reported to Congress that healthcare cybersecurity was in “critical condition.” Unfortunately, little has been changed since that report.
In fact, attacks on hospitals are at an all-time high. The COVID pandemic brought a sharp increase in ransomware attacks on healthcare. According to a CheckPoint report, in the first half of this year, ransomware attacks have increased by 102 percent in healthcare from last year.
A 2020 study from HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey found that 70% of hospitals surveyed had experienced a “significant security incident” within the past twelve months. These attacks included phishing and ransomware attacks that resulted in the disruption of IT operations (28%) and business functions (25%), as well as data breaches (21%) and financial losses (20%).
But these attacks aren’t just financial losses; 2020 also brought the first death of a patient when an ambulance was turned away from a hospital after hackers encrypted data.
Protection You Can Trust
You do not have to stay vulnerable to cyber-attacks. At CHIPS, we’re changing the cybersecurity game. To ensure computer and server security, we offer a proprietary technology invented for and used by the US Military.
This solution is not a traditional detect and respond product. Instead, we install software built 100% on Zero Trust Security Principles. This results in a significant reduction of risk and has proven to PREVENT the execution of malware 100%, with no reported breaches since its release in 2014.
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With over 70 years of IT experience, CHIPS has the knowledge and skills to keep your business free of malware attacks. Our technicians are A+ and Microsoft certified, highly trained, with experience successfully deploying this game-changing technology since 2019.