Cyberattacks Increase Mortality Rates, But Healthcare Is In Denial

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Joshua Corman, chief strategist of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) COVID task force, urged the healthcare sector to come to terms with the harsh realities of healthcare cyberattacks at a recent WEDI Spotlight conference about privacy and security in healthcare.

“In the last 12 to 18 months, we've had successful electronic attacks of the water we drink, the food we put on our table, and the oil and gas that fuels our cars and our homes. The timely availability of patient care, the schools our children go to, the municipalities who run our towns and our cities, and even federal agencies have been the victims of state-sponsored and criminal attacks,” Corman said during his presentation.

“Things are on fire, and we're going to need a resilient workforce to deal with these shocks on all fronts.”

Corman cited data from an...

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