08-Oct-18, BRINK 

Healthcare is one of the sectors most vulnerable to cyberattacks, with more than one in four (27 percent) of healthcare organizations reporting that they have been a victim of a cyberattack in the past 12 months. This is more than financial institutions (20 percent) and nearly twice the incidence in the telecommunications, media and technology sector (14 percent). Despite this, respondents from the healthcare industry underestimate the likelihood of a cyberattack.

Asias healthcare industry reels from cyberattacks (c) Guang Niu Getty Images

Image: Guang Niu / Getty Images

As the potential impacts of cyberattacks are transboundary, no country is completely immune to this phenomenon. Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya had a global reach affecting care delivery businesses and insurers in the region. Compared to global counterparts, it takes almost five times longer to detect an intrusion for companies in Asia-Pacific.

 Read the full article  

 Healthcare insights