Cyberattacks in healthcare surged last year, and 2022 could be even worse

Chief Healthcare Executive

Ron Southwick

The typical breach costs several million dollars. Attackers have realized hospitals are prime targets, so healthcare leaders need to make protecting their systems a top priority.

Healthcare organizations have been inundated with cyber attacks, and they can expect more to come in 2022.

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations remain ripe targets for cyber attacks, said Mac McMillan, founder, CEO and president of CynergisTek, a cybersecurity consulting firm.

“I think the bad guys have figured out healthcare is a lucrative target. It’s a target that’s more susceptible to disruption because they haven’t made the investments others have made,” McMillan said.

Several cyberattacks have already been reported in 2022. Earlier this month, Broward Health in Florida said it had suffered a breach...

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