Accelerated Telehealth Use During COVID-19 Raises Security Risk

mHealth Intelligence

Samantha McGrail

Out of the most-used telehealth vendors throughout the pandemic, there was a 30 percent increase of cybersecurity findings per domain, a recent report found.

SecurityScorecard and DarkOwl LLC recently released a report, which found that the rapid increase in telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased data footprint, leaving both provider and patient data at risk.

The report, “Listening to Patient Data Security; Healthcare Industry and Telehealth Cybersecurity Risks Report,” indicated that telehealth providers have seen a significant increase in targeted attacks as popularity in the services increased.

Researchers looked at the 148 most-used telehealth vendors and found that there was a 30 percent increase in cybersecurity findings per domain.

There was also a 117 percent...

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