Unifying Cybersecurity in Healthcare

With the rise of digital healthcare, cybercriminals don’t have to look very hard for new places to attack. Telemedicine, EMRs, cloud services, and the use of intelligent devices are all creating more potential entry points for threats. The result is that cyberattacks are increasingly common, with breaches growing in terms of quantity and damage. Studies found that in 2019, there was a surge of ransomware attacks on healthcare providers, with 764 notable attacks.

The bad news is that the healthcare sector is highly vulnerable, and the bad actors are taking note. In fact, 61% of cyberattacks target healthcare organizations.2 Many providers and payers may be even more at risk due to a patchwork of legacy systems and limited IT budgets.

Meanwhile, when it comes to security solutions, the complexity is higher than ever. Thousands of security vendors promise to have the silver bullet for security, and the landscape is awash with a multitude of products and agents to address different threat vectors. Security and IT teams make their decisions in silos—and with no big-picture view of the environment they’re trying to protect. It’s beyond time for a unified approach.

This white paper will explore why cybersecurity needs to be a team sport, aligning your people, processes, and technology to defend against the latest security threats. We’ll look at the key elements needed for a unified approach, and how the comprehensive security platform from VMware can help.


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