Roughly 45% of ALL ransomware attacks are targeted at health care due to weak defenses and high value targets.
Ransomware is a tricky situation, when your files get locked away behind a pay wall you cannot access your files until you pay the ransom. The trick is that even if you do pay, sometimes you do not get access back to your files. The average healthcare ransomware attack is up to $5 million dollars! Most organizations cannot afford even part of that as a sudden expense. The best way to protect yourself is to have a firewall with intrusion detection.
Approximately 70% of organizations don’t believe their antivirus alone can stop threats, so why do they not employ an enterprise level firewall? This is due to how viruses have evolved over time; a typical file scan detection is no longer the best way to find a virus.
Per Capita $$’s / Hack – Data by Ponemon Institute
Over 80% of organizations are committed to increasing their IT security budget in 2019 while focusing on training employees to understand how to be safer on the internet and how to protect themselves from threats on a day to day basis.