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Increased Cyber Attacks on the Global Health Sector by CloudSEK

Data from CloudSEK DRM reveals that the number of cyberattacks against the healthcare industry has increased by 95.34% in the first 4 months of 2022 as compared to the number of cyberattacks in 2021 during the same period. A total of 34.14% of this increase can be attributed to the USA alone.

Healthcare accounts for over 10% of the GDP of most developed countries. The global healthcare industry was valued at USD 359.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 665.37 billion by 2028, according to Verified Market Research. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the US national healthcare expenditure alone has surpassed USD 4.1 trillion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 6.2 trillion by 2028.
XVigil data shows that ~4% of threats identifiedin 2021 targeted healthcare institutions. This can be attributed to the advancements in technology and infrastructure of the healthcare.


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