Biggest Healthcare Security Threats, Ransomware Trends into 2021
Health IT Security
In 2020, the resiliency of the healthcare industry was tested in terms of its response to two national crises: a global pandemic and hackers taking advantage of an oft-weakened workforce. Ransomware was yet again the biggest cybersecurity threat, a further reminder of the need for proactive security measures.
This evolution of ransomware is a sign of what’s to come in 2021, and those continuing a reactive cyber posture are at the greatest risk.
As the year draws to a close, the threat landscape for the healthcare sector mimics that of 2019: an overabundance of ransomware attacks and a range of phishing campaigns designed to give hackers a foothold onto the network.
Ransomware reached its highest numbers in late 2019, but COVID-19 seemingly gave the sector a reprieve as...