2020 was a banner year for cybercrime, and that trend isn’t slowing down in 2021. In a recent survey, more than 35% of businesses reported double-digit increases in cyber attack threats including ransomware and nation-state threats. At the same rate, hiring people with security experience for in-house security is extremely difficult and costly, and risks are changing constantly. 

How can you defend your healthcare practice effectively?

One way to do that is by turning to the same thing that the big players are using: security automation. Today’s smart tools enable companies to make a lean team more effective in spotting and stopping security threats. In fact, more than 40% of the organizations in IBM’s most recent cyber resilience survey cited security automation as a major factor in their success at improving their cybersecurity posture.  

Strengthening your security without a big spend is vital in an era of burgeoning risk and shrinking budgets. In the same survey, researchers reported that choosing solutions that employ security automation can save more than 80% of the cost of solutions that rely on manual security. This is especially important for small medical practices that don’t employ their own IT personnel. Being able to source cost-effective security is a monumental task, but one your IT company ought to be able to do with ease.   

Most solutions that include security automation also include other powerful protections against cybercrime. Examples of these protections are: automated password resets that accompany multifactor authentication, single sign-on in a solution like IT Glue, and automatically delivered security awareness training from a solution like BullPhish ID. Today’s strong solutions pack a punch that knocks out cybercrime; making security automation a smart choice for every small business and medical practice alike.