COVID-19 Security: Reducing Risk of Temporary Hospitals, Remote Care

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

The rapid deployment of remote tech, telehealth, and temporary hospitals amid COVID-19 has significantly increased vulnerabilities in healthcare, which could have lasting impacts beyond the crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the pace of change in the healthcare sector, from telehealth expansion to the rapid deployment of temporary hospitals. But the increase in telework, mobile tech, remote care, and temporary hospitals has also expanded the threat landscape, which could have lasting consequences.

Indeed, cybercriminals have rapidly worked to take advantage of the new landscape, targeting virtual private networks (VPNs), cloud service platforms, and remote workers in an effort to financially benefit from the pandemic.

Given the pace and scope of the deployment of remote technologies and temporary sites, healthcare organizations should...

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