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    Cybersecurity for Healthcare

    Overview

    Healthcare providers face threats from all angles

    Patient data is a lucrative target for hackers, and with the rise of electronic medical records (EMRs) it has become highly accessible. Healthcare institutions need a resilient cybersecurity solution that takes the burden of protection off their staff, who need to concentrate on treating patients.

    Challenges

    What makes cybersecurity so challenging for the healthcare industry? The stakes are so very high.

    Digital patient records

    Patient and hospital data is increasingly stored, shared and analyzed electronically. That creates a large attack surface for cybercriminals with many points of entry. 

    Downtime is not an option 

    For healthcare institutions, a ransomware attack is a life-and-death matter. They need speedy resolution, which often means paying the hacker to eliminate the threat. 

    Ransomware attacks

    Four out of five healthcare institutions have been affected by ransomware attacks. And the threat is growing. 

    Patient priority

    Healthcare workers have one priority: treating patients. They're not IT professionals, so they need a security partner that takes the headache out of email, data and ransomware protection.

    Solutions

    The Mimecast Solution

    The Mimecast cybersecurity solution for healthcare helps providers and other institutions achieve greater security and resilience by blocking threats that can lead to ransomware attacks, patient data breaches and other disruptions that put care at risk. With Mimecast, healthcare companies can:

    01.

    Prevent email-borne ransomware infections and other advanced attacks.

    02.

    Protect clinicians from being targeted with malicious URLs or attachments.

    03.

    Encrypt mail messages and share attachments securely.

    04.

    Get continuity so email works even during an outage.

    05. 

    Reduce cyber risk by improving security awareness.

    06.

    Block malicious or inappropriate web activity.

    Awareness Training

    Build a human firewall with cybersecurity awareness training

    With staff working remotely, communicating over email and using cloud collaboration tools, 76% of healthcare institutions worry about being exposed to a security risk.

    Learn how security awareness training helps healthcare staff spot and avoid cyber threats, from email spoofing to ransomware.

    Industry Challenges

    How we've helped different industries

    Achieve cyber resilience by blocking threats that can lead to brand impersonation, ransomware, patient data breaches, and more.

    With multiple detection technologies and more than 50 integrated detection engines, a Mimecast secure email gateway provides best-in-class security for healthcare emails and attachments. It also produces low time-to-protection against new threats. And, empower clinicians and staff to be your first line of cyber defense with integrated cybersecurity awareness training.

    Brand Impersonation

    Protect your customers, partners, organization, and brand with Mimecast’s brand protection solutions, which prevents malicious actors from impersonating your email domains and digital presence.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

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    Secure your email, and your clients’ email, with best in class security provided by a Mimecast secure email gateway.

    With customer data under attack, reputation at risk, and compliance mandates to meet, the financial services industry must rise to the occasion with cyber resilience strategies to keep this important data secure.

    Governance, Risk And Compliance (GRC)

    Mimecast's governance, risk and compliance services provide solutions that offer data management and protection. Schedule GRC solutions demo today.

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    Email Security

    Looking for the strongest possible protection for the top attack vector? Mimecast email security services help protect you against spam, phishing, ransomware, and targeted email attacks.

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    Key Facts

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

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    Unlock the power of your manufacturing data while keeping your organization secure.

    Manufacturing firms are at heightened risk of cyberattack due to valuable data. Learn how Mimecast solutions can keep your business secure.

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Spear Phishing Protection

    Spear-Phishing emails are targeted towards stealing important information. Protect against spear-phishing attacks with Mimecast's spear-phishing protection solutions!

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    Key Facts

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

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    Combat threats facing your organization, and protect critical infrastructure in the event of a cyberattack.

    IT is at the forefront of cybersecurity, necessarily moving quickly and adopting new technology to protect businesses. Learn how Mimecast products can help.

    Protect Against Impersonation Attacks

    Protect yourself and your organization against email impersonation attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions for impersonation prevention.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

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    Don’t risk the repercussions that come with cyberattacks

    Legal firms face attacks like phishing and business email compromise, and these attacks can be not only a financial burden but a reputational one as well. Legal firms must take steps toward cyber resilience to protect client and business data.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Business Email Compromise

    Business email compromise refers to the increasing trend of sophisticated email impersonation attacks. Learn how to protect your business against email fraud.

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    Key Facts

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

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    Protect your vendors and supply chain from phishing, ransomware, brand impersonation and more.

    Engineering and construction companies can be at risk for cyberattack due to their knowledge of physical security while being underprepared for cybersecurity. See how Mimecast services can mitigate your cyber risk.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

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    Educational institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on educational institutions to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Explore Solutions for Education

    Government agencies are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on the public sector to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Key Facts

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    Explore Solutions for State and Local Government

    Local government institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on government and municipalities to modernize security and train employees to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

    Explore Solutions for Public Sector
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    FAQs

    Healthcare Cybersecurity FAQs

    Why is cybersecurity important in healthcare?

    Why is cybersecurity important in healthcare?

    Patient data is a valuable commodity on the black market. In addition, hackers know that healthcare institutions cannot afford downtime at the expense of patient care. For their part, healthcare institutions need a complete security strategy that includes defenses across their perimeter, awareness training for staff and a business continuity plan that ensures attacks do not cause downtime. 

    What are the main cybersecurity threats for healthcare institutions?

    Ransomware and phishing attacks are on the rise, becoming more sophisticated and nefarious each day. But email attacks are the most common cybersecurity threat in the healthcare sector. A single malicious attachment or successful impersonation email can quickly spread to cause a widespread infiltration. With remote work growing in popularity, hackers are also turning their attention to cloud-collaboration tools like Microsoft 365 to access healthcare data. 

    How can I improve my threat protection against ransomware attacks?

    Mimecast believes in a three-pronged approach to defend healthcare and patient data against ransomware: early detection, isolation to avoid the spread of an attack and closing points of entry to defend against future threats. The best away to achieve that is with end-to-end security from web, to email, to employee training.
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