Did you know that In 2016, 88% of all ransomware was detected in the healthcare industry? That’s according to Solutionary’s Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) Quarterly Threat Report for Q2 2016.
A separate 2017 Cylance Threat Report reveals that overall ransomware attacks grew threefold during 2017 as compared to 2016. Healthcare continued to be the top vertical target for ransomware attacks and its share of attacks doubled from 2016 to 2017.
The bottom line is that ransomware is on the top of mind for healthcare executives.
Ransomware costs include the recovery cost (including ransom amount, if paid) + the total cost of downtime (which is really the major cost and concern for healthcare environments).
Ketan is a solutions product manager at NetApp managing a broad portfolio of FlexPod converged infrastructure solutions in partnership with Cisco. His focus areas include Enterprise Databases, AI/ML, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Healthcare offerings. He has been in the Hi-Tech industry for 20+ years focusing on the cloud, storage and security technology domains. His diverse professional career includes Software Engineering, Professional Services and Product Management experience.
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