The COVID-19 pandemic has evidenced the societal criticality of a fully functional healthcare and pharmaceutical ecosystem. Concurrently, it has also demonstrated the fragility of the healthcare network with the heavy reliance on digital healthcare. As many more staff are working from home, coupled with the rapid adoption of remote consultations evidencing a new era of telemedicine, numerous healthcare organizations around the world have experienced the havoc a cyber-attack can cause and the subsequent impact on wider society.
However, whilst the societal and organizational risks are high, some of the mitigation techniques can be reassuringly simple. This paper provides a wealth of advice and support to help organizations to adapt to these threats and improve their cybersecurity posture and resilience.