Malicious hacking using social engineering against healthcare has multiple goals; the most obvious ones are to steal money, data, or deliver ransomware. Healthcare systems are particularly susceptible because many of the basic critical security controls are not in place within our highly integrated systems. This presentation discusses who is conducting social engineering and why, how targets are selected, the delivery methods, and why social engineering is effective. Learn effective methods to protect against social engineering and what the options are when social engineers succeed.
Recognize hackers motivations, why they are a threat and why they use social engineering
Detect the common methods used by social engineers to victimize healthcare organizations
Prepare for the impacts of malware including ransomware
Construct a plan to reduce the likelihood of social engineers being successful using training, testing and technical controls
Recognize that those who fall for social engineering tactics are victims