In the past six months, just under half, 48% to be exact, of all hospitals in the United States shut down their networks because of ransomware. The cost to large hospitals averaged $133,000. The cost to medium hospitals averaged $457,000.

One of the larger issues highlighted in the study by Philips and CyberMDX was a lack of interest in investing in cybersecurity measures. Only 11% claimed that investing in cybersecurity was a high priority, while almost half admitted that their IoT and medical device security was inadequate.

Here’s the thing: Hospitals know they’re easy and popular targets for ransomware, but too many aren’t taking the steps necessary to do anything about it until it’s too late.

So what can you do to protect your hospital or medical practice?

Talk to us. We can help you recover from a ransomware attack, sure, but even better… we can train you to help prevent it in the first place. Surely you’d rather spend hundreds of thousands on something other than paying hackers, right?

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