Critical VPN Security for Telehealth, Remote Access Amid COVID-19

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

April 10, 2020 - The week COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, several media outlets reported some hacking groups vowed to stop targeting the healthcare sector during the pandemic. At the same time, the majority of businesses shifted employees into more remote work, as the Office for Civil Rights expanded its definition for acceptable telehealth tech during the crisis.

In the past month, there have been numerous reports of ransomware attacks, an increase in phishing campaigns tied to COVID-19, and repeated alerts of targeted attacks on healthcare providers. The FBI also warned the pandemic has sparked an increase in attempted hijacking attacks on ...

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