3 Key Ways to Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity with MFA, Training

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Throughout the course of the first half of 2020, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and a number of security agencies ramped up cybersecurity alerts—many of which directed at the healthcare sector—in an effort to support vulnerable industries responding to the COVID-19 crisis. In response, hackers steadily worked to target the rapid rise in telework and telehealth.

While the number of reported cybersecurity incidents in the healthcare sector are fewer than in previous years, it does not mean the number of attacks have declined. Security researchers and federal agencies have all reported rises in cyberattacks on cloud services, remote platforms, mobile devices, and other endpoints.

For the healthcare sector, already burdened with the Coronavirus response, the expanded threat landscape could lead to...

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