Cybersecurity in Medical: Changing Threats
Medical Device Network
The global healthcare industry is increasingly embracing digital technologies, such as cloud, big data, internet of things (IoT), remote monitoring, and more, to deliver the best patient care. However, as more digital technologies are utilised, the greater potential there is for cyberattack. Healthcare data is particularly sensitive to cyberattack, since healthcare cyber breaches often involve loss of sensitive personal information and medical records.
Listed below are the changing nature of cyber threats impacting the cybersecurity in medical themes, as identified by GlobalData.
Ransomware, wherein a victim’s most critical files are held hostage, is a form of cyberattack that is on the rise. In 2016, security company Malwarebytes surveyed 500 companies in four countries and found that one-third had been the victim of a ransomware attack.