As a HIPAA-covered entity, your main priority is to protect healthcare data from cybersecurity attacks. One major threat to the healthcare industry is known as a phishing attack. Phishing emails are designed to trick recipients into clicking links that appear to be from a trusted source. The hacker’s main motive is to either obtain access to protected health information (PHI) or to deliver ransomware. When ransomware is installed on your organization’s network, hackers can demand a significant amount of ransom for the encrypted files to be unlocked.
Healthcare organizations are most vulnerable to these types of attacks due to the sensitive nature of their work. Protected Health Information is worth ten times more than financial information on the black market. PHI is any piece of information in an individual’s health record that was created, used, or disclosed during the course of diagnosis or treatment that is used to personally identify them. The ability to detect a phishing email can save an organization from the immense repercussions of a data breach. Refer to these 7 ways to detect phishing emails to protect your business today!