Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things: Dangers and solutions

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

The quickest way for hackers to harm a healthcare provider organization is to target patient information, and many of them focus on databases that support electronic health records.

The Internet of Things has amplified the number of attack vectors to target the functioning of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers and other facilities. But it also creates a direct risk to patient care.

Phones, tablets, connected medical devices and other technologies provide a side door for hackers to infiltrate networks. With many devices using outmoded operating systems, patients face a unique vulnerability, because...

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