6 security predictions that will impact healthcare in 2021

TechRepublic

Lance Whitney

2020 has been a rough year for everyone, from individuals to organizations. One sector that's been hit especially hard is healthcare. Under pressure to help those afflicted with the coronavirus and work toward a vaccine, hospitals and healthcare facilities have also been hurt by cyberattacks that have threatened not just the data but the lives of patients.

Unfortunately, 2021 is likely to see more of the same with a variety of threats and vulnerabilities affecting the healthcare industry. In a report released on Wednesday, security firm Kaspersky offers six predictions that will impact healthcare providers next year.

With the coronavirus pandemic in the spotlight, this year has seen healthcare become a popular topic for cybercriminals to exploit. To capture the attention of interested and anxious people, criminals have launched coronavirus-related emails with malicious attachments, devised phishing campaigns, and deployed targeted attacks. In many instances...

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