Healthcare is the Most Targeted Industry for Phishing Attacks, Averaging $9.23 Million per Incident.

Jericho Security Contributor

March 12, 2024

Healthcare is the most targeted industry for phishing attacks, averaging $9.23 million per incident.

The healthcare industry faces an unprecedented challenge as it becomes the most targeted sector for phishing attacks. To safeguard sensitive patient data and maintain the trust of patients and stakeholders, healthcare organizations must prioritize strengthening their cybersecurity defenses. 


Healthcare Phishing Statistics:

  • 37% increase compared to the previous year. (Source: Proofpoint)
  • 70% of all healthcare data breaches originated from phishing. (Source: HIMSS)
  • 70% reduction in phishing attacks when regular cybersecurity training (Source: Microsoft)
  • $9.23 million average cost per indent (Souce: IBM Security)


One of healthcare organizations' top priorities should be cybersecurity training, which includes personalized and AI-powered programs that help their staff identify and prevent phishing attempts. By implementing these advanced training methods, healthcare professionals can effectively lower their chances of falling prey to phishing attacks. This, in turn, ensures the protection and confidentiality of their critical infrastructure and patient data.


Jericho Security's Healthcare Solutions:

  • Customized Training Content: Address the healthcare industry's unique risks and regulatory requirements with tailored training modules that cover topics such as HIPAA compliance, medical device security, and electronic health records (EHR) protection.
  • AI-Powered Phishing Simulations: Equip your staff with the skills to identify and report sophisticated phishing attempts, reducing the likelihood of ransomware attacks and data breaches.
  • Role-Based Learning Paths: Deliver targeted training to doctors, nurses, administrative staff, and IT professionals, ensuring each team member receives relevant guidance to protect sensitive patient data.
  • AI-Powered Adaptation: Leverage Jericho's adaptive learning technology to personalize training experiences and address individual knowledge gaps, fostering a security-first mindset across your organization.
  • Compliance Support: Stay up-to-date with healthcare industry regulations and best practices, minimizing the risk of costly fines and reputational damage.


Benefits of Partnering with Jericho Security:

  • Strengthened Security Culture: Empower your workforce with the knowledge and tools to combat threats effectively, fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness.
  • Reduced Risk of Data Breaches: Enhance your organization's ability to detect and prevent phishing attacks, protect patient data, and maintain trust.
  • Time and Cost Savings: Streamline your cybersecurity training program with Jericho's centralized platform, saving time and resources in managing and delivering training content.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure adherence to healthcare industry regulations and guidelines through targeted training modules and continuous updates.


Don't let your healthcare organization become a statistic—partner with Jericho Security to fortify your cybersecurity defenses and safeguard patient data confidently. Contact us today to learn more about our tailored solutions for the healthcare industry.

Jericho Security Contributor

March 12, 2024

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