CXO Spotlight: Clarifying the Healthcare Cyberattack Landscape to Improve Patient Care

Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S103

Since 2020 the number of cyberattacks on healthcare environments has grown at an alarming rate, but the collective impact, frequency and resulting damage have gone largely undocumented. The August 2022 release of “The Insecurity of Connected Devices in Healthcare” by Cynerio and the Ponemon Institute has significantly clarified the cyberattack landscape. From financial impact to compromised patient care, the report represents a collective voice of healthcare leaders from 517 hospitals across the United States.

Among the findings:

  • 76% of healthcare ransomware victims have been attacked three or more times
  • 47% of healthcare organizations hit by ransomware paid the ransom
  • 88% of attacks involve IoT / IoMT devices
  • 43% of hospitals have suffered a data breach in the last two years
  • And tragically, 24% of attacked hospitals note a rise in mortality rates following a cyber attack.

Join Cynerio team members as they discuss key findings from the report, the wide ranging impact on hospitals and their patients, and clear actions that can be taken by hospital staff, leadership, policy makers and others within the healthcare community.



Chad Holmes
Security Evangelist


George Jones
Managing Director
Rebecca Freeman
Vice President, Health Informatics and IT Operations
The University of Vermont Health Network