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Cyberattack threat to health care providers on the rise

Medical Economics

Todd Shryock

With much of the nation’s health care infrastructure focused on COVID, the world’s hackers sense an opportunity. Cyberattacks are increasing, forcing hospitals and health care providers to divert precious resources to boosting security.

Medical Economics spoke with Matt Gyde, CEO of NTT Ltd. Security Division, to discuss cybersecurity in healthcare, and how cybercriminals are using the pandemic to go after vulnerable facilities.

Editor’s note: The transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity.

Medical Economics: Why has there been a recent increase in the number of cyberattacks directed at health care institutions?

Gyde: Different parts of the world have...

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