Healthcare Must Act Now to Protect Against MOVEit Breaches

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Ransomware, RidgeBot

The healthcare and public health (HPH) sector is one of the most targeted and vulnerable to cyberattacks. According to IBM’s 2023 Cost of a Data Breach report, the average data breach cost in the healthcare sector was $10.93 million, the highest among all industries. This was an 8.2% increase from 2022. In the last three years, the healthcare sector’s average cost of a data breach has increased by 53.3%.

One of the most recent and alarming examples of an HPH sector cyberattack is the MOVEit data breach, which exposed millions of consumers’ personal and health information. The hacker group called Clop carried out the breach and exploited a vulnerability in the file transfer software MOVEit, which HPH organizations widely use to move sensitive data. The hackers stole data from MOVEit’s underlying database and demanded ransom from the victims, threatening to publish the files to their websites.

Even more recently, Sutter Health in Northern California informed customers of a breach that may have impacted their sensitive, personally identifiable, and protected health information. On July 26, 2023, Sutter Health was alerted to a compromise of their MOVEit Transfer server related to publicly known software vulnerabilities. On August 11, 2023, the hidden MOVEit vulnerability was exploited, and data was exfiltrated from their MOVEit Transfer server. 

The MOVEit vulnerability is a serious threat to the HPH sector, as it can compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data, which are the three pillars of cybersecurity. The breach can also have severe consequences for patients, such as identity theft, fraud, blackmail, and even physical harm. Therefore, HPH organizations must immediately and effectively protect their data and assets from the MOVEit breach.

RidgeBot MOVEit plugin is best-in-class for efficacy

RidgeBot has a rich and updated plugin library that covers various types of vulnerabilities, including the MOVEit vulnerability. RidgeBot’s fully automated penetration testing helps HPH organizations identify and validate vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation efforts. 

Using RidgeBot, HPH organizations can easily and quickly determine if they are affected by the MOVEit vulnerability and the severity of the impact. They can also learn how to fix the vulnerability and prevent future attacks. RidgeBot can also help HPH organizations comply with regulatory requirements and standards, such as the HIPAA and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

RidgeBot is the ultimate solution for HPH organizations to enhance their cybersecurity and protect their data from the MOVEit breach. It is fast, simple, affordable, and reliable. It can run security validation tasks continuously and automatically and provide historical and trend analysis of the security status. 

Don’t let the MOVEit breach compromise your data and reputation. Act now and secure your HPH organization with RidgeBot. Request a demo today and see how RidgeBot can help you improve your cybersecurity and resilience.