We all know about hacking, phishing and malware attacks that happen today. And the statistics are frightening.
- 70% of executives paid to resolve ransomware hacks.
- 41% of data breaches in 2016 were due to internal incidents. The majority of internal incidents (65%) are mostly inadvertent in nature, stemming from staff unintentionally installing malware or providing access credentials.
- It only takes 82 seconds on average for hackers to get their first victim in a phishing campaign.
At Baptist, the Proofpoint email gateway has stopped approximately 309,171 suspicious emails every day for the last month.
Anyone can fall prey to a security breach—either accidentally, or yes, even intentionally. “I just wanted to see what happened” is unfortunately a real response as well. In the health care industry, hackers either want protected health information (PHI) or want to install ransomware to hold the organization hostage. Emails generally look authentic and instruct the recipient to follow a link to a web page, click on a link or attachment that triggers a malware download. If the phishing attempt successfully obtains a username and password, the hacker will likely be able to access PHI almost immediately.
With a new security platform called KnowBe4, Baptist now has another tool to help keep us safe. Knowbe4 allows us to:
- Conduct simulated phishing attacks
- Help train team members who may fall for a simulated phishing attack. Any team member who clicks on a simulated phishing campaign will be required to complete extra training through KnowBe4
- Improve security
Whenever you receive an email with a suspicious or unexpected link, do the following:
- Do not click. Report the suspicious email using the phish alert button.
- If you click on a link and realize something isn’t right, immediately unplug your computer and call the Help Desk.