A Healthy Boost: Hospital Uses Managed Services to Bolster Security

CSO Online

Anne Taylor

The healthcare industry remains a prime target for cybercriminals. In 2020, more than 29 million healthcare records were breached—a 25% increase over 2019, according to the HIPAA Journal.

These sorts of statistics keep healthcare security leaders awake at night.

“Like all healthcare institutions, we are particularly vulnerable because medical records go for a premium price on the dark web,” says Dr. Sam Amirfar, CIO of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.

“Ever since Bitcoin took off and there became a way to anonymously pay ransoms, it has been much more difficult to secure our data,” he adds.

That’s why the hospital center turned to Cisco for help.

Threat response in action

The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York has...

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