Healthcare organizations need to adhere to industry regulations and compliance mandates while providing a frictionless user experience for their customers, workforce, and partners. The pandemic forced healthcare organizations to speed up their digital transformations, as remote work, telemedicine, government-supported vaccine rollouts, and other matters changed the landscape. Healthcare organizations are also under attack by bad actors, who are using ransomware as a tool to hold hospitals and other medical providers hostage. The CyberPeace Institute found 295 known cyberattacks occurred in the healthcare sector between June 2, 2020, and December 3, 2021, with at least 39 different ransomware groups targeting the sector.
Healthcare organizations still using legacy systems are unable to handle users who need secure access to on-premises, cloud, and SaaS apps from any device at any time. Migrating to modern identity and access management (IAM) solutions improves the user experience and access to necessary resources while protecting against ransomware and other cyberattacks.