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Cyber attacks in the healthcare industry

A recent survey of 653 healthcare IT and security practitioners, conducted by Proofpoint Inc. and the Ponemon Institute, reported that 88 per cent of the surveyed organizations experienced an average of 40 cyber attacks in the past 12 months, at an average cost of $4.99 million per attack. 

The most common types of attacks were:

  • cloud compromise
  • ransomware
  • supply chain 
  • business email compromise 

66%reported a disruption to patient care
23%experienced increased patient mortality rates
74%view their organization as most vulnerable to a cloud compromise
58%noted lack of in-house cybersecurity expertise as a challenge

Empowering healthcare with end-to-end cybersecurity protection

Depend on Calian’s healthcare cybersecurity solutions to protect your healthcare organization against data theft, ransomware attacks and other forms of cybercrime. Offering a sophisticated and layered approach, Calian’s cybersecurity solutions encompass data centres, networks, endpoints and employees. This comprehensive strategy ensures a robust cybersecurity plan tailored to the unique needs of healthcare organizations.

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Innovative defence against cyber threats

Calian's healthcare cybersecurity approach is multifaceted, focusing on prevention and rapid response to evolving cyber threats. This comprehensive strategy is grounded in the latest technology and expert knowledge.

Ransomware and incident response

With decades of cybersecurity experience in the healthcare industry, we understand the devastating impact of ransomware on healthcare systems and provide specialized response mechanisms. Our approach includes immediate incident containment to minimize damage and a swift recovery process. We utilize advanced tools and techniques to trace the source of the attack, ensuring that similar breaches can be prevented in the future.


Calian’s security operations centre (SOC) as a service provides continuous monitoring and management of security operations, ensuring vigilant surveillance against potential cyber threats. This proactive service encompasses regular system audits, threat detection and immediate response to security incidents. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and expert personnel, our SOC-as-a-service helps healthcare organizations stay one step ahead of cyber attackers.

Future-proof cybersecurity

Staying ahead of cyber threats requires foresight and adaptability in an ever-changing digital landscape. Calian’s future-proof cybersecurity strategies involve constant monitoring of emerging cyber trends and threats. We invest in research and development to evolve our security solutions, ensuring they are resilient against current and future cyber risks. This forward-thinking approach is vital for protecting sensitive healthcare data and systems from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity training and awareness

Understanding that human factors play a significant role in cybersecurity, Calian offers comprehensive training programs for healthcare staff. These programs are designed to raise awareness about common cyber threats, such as phishing and social engineering attacks, and equip staff with the knowledge to recognize and respond effectively.

Collaborative cybersecurity initiatives

Collaboration is critical in the fight against cybercrime. Calian engages in partnerships and knowledge-sharing initiatives with other cybersecurity experts and organizations. By pooling resources and insights, we develop more robust and effective cybersecurity solutions, benefitting the broader healthcare community.

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Calian's expertise in healthcare cybersecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of North American healthcare systems to cyber threats, with numerous instances of data breaches and ransomware attacks. Calian has been pivotal in safeguarding healthcare organizations, offering industry-leading cybersecurity solutions. These solutions protect sensitive patient and employee information and other critical systems.

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Leading hospital network implements enterprise-wide security solutionPDF

UHN needed to find a partner who could not only provide an economical solution to safeguard all this sensitive data across multiple networks but also be able to respond to security breaches around the clock to quickly mitigate their severity.  

Enhancing healthcare operations with secure digital solutions

Calian’s commitment to the highest standards in healthcare is reflected in its digital solutions, which improve operational efficiency and patient engagement while protecting patient data from cyber threats. These solutions are developed with a deep understanding of the unique requirements of healthcare systems, ensuring compliance with PHI regulations and HIPAA privacy standards.

Strategic partnerships and long-standing experience

Healthcare organizations are leveraging cloud services for operational cost reduction, increased efficiency, improved quality of care and improved patient satisfaction. It is important that these cloud platforms use the right security and privacy controls.  Calian has helped many healthcare providers meet their compliance obligations on their journey to the cloud. Cloud platforms we work most often with are AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

Global insights and cyber resilience

Calian actively contributes to international discussions on healthcare cybersecurity, providing insights and strategies for building a more resilient industry. We emphasize the development of proactive internal policies and technical infrastructure to mitigate cyber attacks, underscoring the importance of regular security assessments and penetration testing.
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