This article is part of a series of articles about Telstra Health’s Layered Approach to Cyber Security. You can access practical guidance on implementing a Layered Approach to Cyber Security at the People layer here, the Process layer here and the Technology layer here.
An increasing number of cyber incidents against health organisations have cast a spotlight on the role cyber security plays in healthcare. Understanding the risks of delivering digitally enabled care and protecting health information has never been more crucial for healthcare organisations. In this article, we suggest that applying a layered approach is a practical approach to increasing your healthcare organisation’s cyber security maturity and defending against increasingly complex cyber threats.
Why Cyber Security should be a Top Priority for Healthcare Organisations
Australian healthcare organisations are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, with data breaches occurring because of human error, system failure and malicious attack. Statistics reported by various Australian cyber security organisations all convey the same message: healthcare organisations need to do more to defend against evolving cyber threats.1,2,3