Cyber attacks have become commonplace, so much so that there’s an attack every 39 seconds effecting 1 in 3 Americans every year. However, individuals aren’t the only targets of hackers. Businesses lose millions of dollars every year due to cyber attacks. In fact, the NotPetya ransomware attack cost Merck over $300 million every quarter.
In July, six hospitals fell victim to ransomware, phishing, and other cybersecurity breaches. However, these aren’t scattered incidents. Nearly 55% of healthcare companies in the U.S. claimed that they faced cyberattacks. According to the 2018 Horizon Report, almost 100% of all web applications that are connected to critical health systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.