Ponemon Report: The Impact of Ransomware on Patient Safety and the Value of Cybersecurity Benchmarking
A new Ponemon Research report shows ransomware continues to significantly impact patient safety, according to survey of hospital IT/Security leaders. Over half of respondents indicated that one or more ransomware attacks experienced by their organization resulted in a disruption to patient care. While the most prevalent impact identified was an increase in patients transferred or diverted to other facilities, over one-in-five respondents indicated that ransomware attacks had an adverse impact on patient mortality rates. With ransomware growing exponentially and most organizations under constant threat, this report also explores how peer benchmarking improves an HDO’s cybersecurity program effectiveness, including its decision-making, hiring, and resource allocation.