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Common Facts about DDoS Attacks in Healthcare Industry
If micro agents aren't an option, providers can rely on third-party services to inventory all IoT devices on a network and detect threats using behavioral analytics.
Fremont, CA: DDoS attacks are used by cybercriminals for a variety of objectives, including extortion and to divert security teams' attention away from more malicious actions like data theft or ransomware infection. DDoS attacks can be costly, as they impede patients from booking appointments online and doctors from sending or receiving critical information. In the worst-case situation, systems might be compromised, and patient data could be lost. Healthcare organizations should be able to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to DDoS.
Here are the common facts of DDoS attacks:
Can Give Cover for a Second Attack
Although its primary goal is to disrupt networks, DDoS attacks can also be used to divert attention away from a security vulnerability. Hospitals are more likely to pay ransoms to restore services and data as a result of the increased pressure they've been under in the last year. This strategy has proven to be profitable, and while DDoS attacks are frequently random, those directed at healthcare services are usually targeted.
IoT Devices in Healthcare Can Be Vulnerable
Breached IoT devices are frequently the starting point for major security incidents. It's critical to keep IoT devices up to date. Any gadgets that healthcare systems do not have direct control over should be placed on a separate network. Unlike traditional PCs and servers, anti-virus software and other security agents cannot usually be installed on IoT devices. If micro agents aren't an option, providers can rely on third-party services to inventory all IoT devices on a network and detect threats using behavioral analytics.
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