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Healthcare’s Unique Cyber Protection Needs

Medical practices around the country are closing their offices and opening their laptops to provide healthcare to millions of Americans now used to taking appoints from home. As America’s frontline doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff continue the fight against COVID-19, hospital and medical center IT teams are waging a battle against a different kind of epidemic — the exploitation and compromise of sensitive data and systems. Cyberattacks surged nearly 55% in 2020. As the number of connected endpoints, patient portals, and telehealth calls rise, hospitals and medical centers must ensure the protection of sensitive medical and patient data across many mediums — often with small IT staffs and budgets. In addition, many public healthcare institutions rely on a mix of legacy and newer systems and outdated data security methods, leaving them particularly vulnerable targets for cyber criminals.

In any industry, the costs of a cyberattack can be steep. Nowhere are these costs more pronounced, however, than in healthcare, where any loss of critical information or minute of downtime could have potentially deadly consequences. A 2019 study shows as many as 36 additional deaths per 10,000 heart attacks occur annually at hospitals hit by data breaches, with patients waiting longer to receive critical care. Every minute matters, particularly for public and university healthcare institutions, which often serve the country’s most vulnerable and underserved patients.

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How Acronis SCS Provides the Answers

The stakes are high for healthcare institutions. Luckily, Acronis SCS’ certified cyber protection solutions are here to help. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud — our NEW FIPS 140-2, CJIS, and HIPAA certified cloud solution run and supported in the US by 100% US citizens. Our revolutionary solution allows you to mix and match a range of product features from backup to cybersecurity and antimalware – all managed from a centralized console. With mix-and-match functionality, plug-and-play capability, and pay-as-you-go pricing, Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud gives you the flexibility to meet the unique needs facing your organization – without breaking the bank.

Our hardened solution, Acronis SCS Cyber Backup 12.5 Hardened Edition, is specifically tailored to meet the needs of sensitive environments, by minimizing downtime for mission critical assets in the event of cyberattack, human error, or hardware failure. With our Hardened Backup solution, you can immediately restore an image of a working version of a device and capture reliable backups prior to applying system security updates and patches – no matter your mix of legacy systems and proprietary applications.

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