Mitigate Your Risk After A Cyberattack

Helping your healthcare organization minimize the patient, clinical, financial, and operational risk following a cyber event
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Cyberattacks – It’s Not a Case Of ‘If’, But ‘When’!

Healthcare organizations are one of the most commonly targeted by unscrupulous bad actors looking to disrupt services and extort money. According to IBM Security, in their Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023, healthcare also has the highest cost of data breaches by industry. Now, more than ever before, healthcare providers are being subjected, daily, to attempts to penetrate their networks and systems. It’s now generally recognized that it’s not a case of ‘if’ a cyberattack is successful, but ‘when’. But, the risks these attacks bring has far-reaching implications.

What are the cyberattack risks for healthcare organizations?


Risk #1

Patient Risk

The inability to access and manage patient records leads to potential errors in diagnosis and treatment, threatening patient safety.

Operational Risk

The interruption of critical healthcare services and operational processes has a huge impact on the overall functioning of the facility.

Financial Risk

Recovery efforts, system repairs, and potential ransom payments, as well as the loss of revenue due to disrupted services, carry significant cost implications.

Mitigate The Impact Of A Successful Cyberattack With BridgeHead

BridgeHead’s Cyberattack Mitigation solutions offers a three-point plan to assist healthcare organizations in efficiently and effectively navigating their way through a cyberattack as well as offering preventative measures to reduce future risk.


Attack Surface Reduction


Reduce your cybersecurity attack surface by retiring your legacy applications, enabling you to:

  • Eliminate security vulnerabilities targeted by unscrupulous bad actors
  • Save the costs, resources, and time in maintenance and support of legacy systems
  • Reduce patient, clinical, operational, legal, financial, and reputational risks.


Clinical Workflow Continuity


Reduce your organization’s reliance on manual processes for clinical and operational workloads by:

  • Offering a reliable starting point for your patient data to enable continuity of clinical service
  • Providing secure, near real-time access to an uncompromised view of patient records
  • Utilizing healthcare industry standards: FHIR, HL7, XDS, DICOM, and more; for accessing and sharing patient data.


Application Recovery


Ensuring comprehensive backup and disaster recovery of your compromised digital information systems by:

  • Providing file and system level protection and recovery; with deployments spanning Cloud to tape, featuring immutability and encryption options
  • Outsourcing management of your RAPid Data Protection environment via
    our Platinum Maintenance offering
  • Capitalizing on industry-leading help for customers recovering from cyber events.

Cyberattack At Mount Graham Regional Medical Center – The Event, The Recovery, The Aftermath

[Duration: 27:21 mins] In this video, Mount Graham’s Justin Millar is interviewed by BridgeHead’s Bobby Edwards, where they discuss the ‘before, during, and after’ of the cyberattack, with a frank and open exploration of ‘what went right?’, ‘what went wrong?’, what lessons were learned, and the resulting change to what Justin describes today as ‘the new normal’! You won’t want to miss this real-world examination of the life of a hospital following a cyber event.


Who Benefits From BridgeHead’s Cyberattack Mitigation Solutions

BridgeHead’s three-point plan for cyberattack mitigation can positively impact a variety of stakeholders in a healthcare organization.

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Meet regulatory requirements, and remain compliant with patient privacy regulations
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Achieve business continuity with a documented start point for clinical reconciliation
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Reduce cyberattack threat surface and security loopholes
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Access patient data from an attack immune application domain
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Recover applications and files quickly from true two-tier redundant off-site solution
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Access a near real-time data repository for business continuity
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Consolidate data from legacy applications to minimize cyberattack vulnerability
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Utilize an application-aware protection strategy for systems and their objects
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Ensure clinical workflow continuity and reduce downtime manual processes
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Reduce training burden for overworked full-time and part-time staff
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Utilize a web viewer to consolidate data access from disparate systems
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Reduce downtime data disparity with a documented clinical data start point

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