Large businesses are constantly targeted by hackers, and recent reports suggest that many large companies don’t take the necessary precautions to prevent outsiders from accessing their computer systems.
But the threat of cyberattacks is even greater for health care organizations, over 80 percent of which report being targeted by an attack in a recent survey by KPMG, a global professional services consulting firm.
The survey polled 223 executives of for-profit and non-profit health care organizations worth at least $500 million.
Forty-four percent of the executives said their organization had been subjected to between one and 50 cyberattacks in the past 12 months. Another 38 percent said their company had experienced between 50 and 350 attacks, while 13 percent said they were attacked more than 350 times.
Most frightening for business and consumers alike, 25 percent of respondents said their organization either lacked the ability to detect cyberattacks in real time or that they didn’t know whether it could or not.