The Healthcare sector along with financial institutions remain the most targeted sectors for Cyber attacks. The impact from a successful Ransomware attack, for instance, has already rendered several hospitals inoperable with patient records being inaccessible.
The nature of data held by Healthcare organisations is very attractive to Cyber attack purveyors and such organisation appreciate the importance of keeping such data safe and secure.
Cyber Essentials provides a solid start to developing a robust IT system capable of thwarting up to 80% of the current Cyber attack methods. The standard requires changes to the configuration of existing IT infrastructure.
Central Government contracts have expected Cyber Essentials, and more often, Cyber Essentials Plus standards to have been adopted by service providers. This requirement is now becoming common place across other Publicly funded bodies.
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