2021’s Top Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats, What’s Coming in 2022

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Healthcare cybersecurity threats continue to cast a dark shadow on the already overburdened US healthcare system, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Feeding on global chaos, threat actors have orchestrated sophisticated cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, finance, and healthcare entities this year.

DarkSide ransomware group’s attack on Colonial Pipeline in May, which disrupted thousands of miles of the US fuel supply chain, catalyzed a number of federal initiatives aimed at tackling cyber threats. President Biden issued an executive order days later, followed by a national security memorandum, meetings with world leaders, and government-wide cybersecurity initiatives in subsequent months.

The combination of a global pandemic and...

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