THE CHALLENGES IN HEALTH
With the uptake in remote healthcare solutions, cloud service adoption, and a core focus on ‘patient-centric care’ – the ICT environment of a healthcare organisation is evolving. Use of these services introduce opportunity, but with opportunity comes risk, which state-based threat actors are also taking advantage of. In many cases, organisations are left with legacy infrastructure, cloud services and a complex supply-chain, increasing the potential avenues for attack.
In addition to the direct threats posed, many healthcare organisations are legally obliged to comply with different legislative requirements such as the SOCI Act 2022, the Privacy Act and GDPR. This adds an additional layer of complexity to consider when securing your organisation.
The development of a holistic and effective cybersecurity approach considers risk proactively, identifying potentially issues in their development and assessment phase, reducing cost and effort to fix issues after the fact - measuring twice, and cutting once. It is an on-going process that is imbedded into the organisation and not seen as a one off engagement.