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By the Numbers: Healthcare Cybersecurity and Ransomware (Tenable)


The healthcare industry remains one of the most vulnerable and targeted in all of cybersecurity. But what threatens healthcare cybersecurity most now? Just how expensive is a healthcare data breach? We dove into recent research from Tenable to find out and get the numbers.

According to Tenable , the healthcare industry has suffered even more in the wake of COVID-19, despite some pledges from hackers not to target healthcare providers during the crisis. In fact, adjustments and adaptations necessary to handle the pandemic such as remote services actually created more vulnerabilities in healthcare networks.

Tenable’s recent research explores healthcare cybersecurity in-depth and provides critical statistics for understanding this new InfoSec crisis. By the Numbers: Healthcare Cybersecurity

In 2020, the Tenable Security Response Team (SRT) discovered 237 breaches in the healthcare sector. To put that in perspective, The Tenable 2020 Threat Landscape Retrospective (TLR) recorded 730 publicly disclosed breaches between January 2020 and October 2020, exposing 22 billion records. The healthcare industry was the most affected industry sector.

As of February 28, 2021, Tenable detected 56 breaches in the healthcare industry thus far.

In general, the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. More specifically, the average cost for a healthcare […]

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