Corvus Insurance has announced a new initiative to provide cyber risk analysis and reports for hospitals, healthcare organizations and any other organization on the front line of the healthcare response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The reports are free and can be requested through the Corvus Insurance website.
The COVID-19 outbreak comes amid a spike in cyberattacks on healthcare entities. The Corvus initiative offers free Dynamic Loss Prevention (DLP) reports in response to the heightened need to strengthen IT security in healthcare.
“Healthcare organizations and first responders require stronger IT security now more than ever before, as more operations move online in an effort to reduce human interaction,” said Philip Edmundson, CEO of Corvus Insurance. “Sadly, cyber criminals are hacking healthcare organizations more at this time knowing that resources and staff are stretched due to the pandemic. We want to do our part to strengthen the defenses of healthcare organizations during this time of crisis.”
The DLP reports are produced through a non-intrusive scan of an organization’s external-facing IT security systems. The report includes an overall score of IT security and a benchmark based on the industry class and size of the organization. The report also provides more specific recommendations for things like out-of-date software, the use or non-use of certain security tools, and more.