Clinical Connectivity:
Just the Facts

In 2019, at least 10 hospitals turned away patients due to a compromised ability to deliver care following cyber attacks. Less dramatically, in 2019 the industry suffered a record 40-plus million breached medical records. That’s close to 3X as many breached records as were tallied in 2018, which itself represented a 3X increase over 2017.

As we enter the 2020s, healthcare has separated from the pack and is, by a wide margin, the most cyber-targeted industry. In fact, the healthcare industry plays host to roughly 70% of all US data breaches; and the more sophisticated the attack, the stronger the apparent preference for targeting healthcare organizations. For example, nearly 80% of ransomware attacks target healthcare.

In total, cyber insecurity cost the healthcare industry an estimated $4 billion in 2019; a bank-breaking figure to be sure, but perhaps not surprising when you consider the fact that healthcare organizations hit by hackers spend an average of $1.4 million in recovery costs alone!


Knowledge is power and it's time you arm yourself accordingly.

Among other actionable factoids, this report provides answers to the following questions:

  • How many connected assets are hospitals typically fielding?
  • How much visibility is typically maintained across those assets?
  • What are the standard and best practices for managing connected medical assets?
  • How big is a normal hospital's attack surface?
  • How often are hospitals attacked?
  • What are the most common points of failure?
  • Who are the threat actors?
  • What are the likely and potential costs of a target?
  • What actions can be taken to rapidly and significantly harden defenses?