6 Cloud Security Threats Healthcare Companies May Face – With Solutions

Tripwire.com

For healthcare organizations that handle a lot of patient data, including very sensitive information, cloud computing is a revolution to data storage. Cloud computing in healthcare lowers data storage costs (compared to the old paper-storage era), enables easy retrieval of patient data and also improves the privacy of patient information. This has inevitably led to a rise in the adoption of cloud computing in healthcare. In fact, the healthcare cloud computing market is projected to exceed $92 billion by 2027, according to Research and Markets.

However, the increasing adoption of cloud computing in healthcare has led to serious cybersecurity concerns. Medical information is of far greater value than financial information. However, most healthcare facilities lag in terms of data protection considering the enormous responsibility they have. This article explores the current spate of cyber attacks on healthcare companies and recommends pragmatic solutions for better security.

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