Healthcare organisations across the globe and in Australia are fighting a losing battle, as insider threats and cyber criminals intent on gaining unauthorised access to patient medical records continue to threaten an industry that is struggling to protect critical patient data. Recently it was revealed that Eastern Health which manages Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals in Victoria’s eastern suburbs was a victim of mystery cyberattack. And earlier this year, the Melbourne Heart Group, a specialist cardiology unit at Melbourne’s Cabrini Hospital was attacked by a cybercrime syndicate. The healthcare provider had the medical files of about 15,000 patients compromised and received a ransom notice to be paid in cryptocurrency before a password would be provided to break the encryption. Without a doubt, healthcare organisations generate swathes of data that has the potential, if in the right hands, to help patients better control their own health outcomes while enabling health […]