2020 Was a Tough Year for Health-Care Cybersecurity

GovTech

Gopal Ratnam, CQ Roll Call

According to findings from Crowdstrike’s 2021 Global Threat Report, the health-care and pharmaceutical industries bore the brunt of cyberattacks in 2020 as hackers searched for information on COVID-19 and vaccine development.

(TNS) — The global health care and pharmaceutical industries bore the brunt of cyberattacks in 2020 as nation-state hackers and criminals targeted companies looking for information on COVID-19 as well as vaccine development, cybersecurity research firm CrowdStrike said in a report made public Monday.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world with new variants appearing on multiple continents, forcing widespread closures despite the availability of vaccines, the health care industry is likely to remain in the crosshairs of hackers, the 2021 Global Threat Report from CrowdStrike...

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