Defending healthcare systems from the rise of targeted cyberattacks

Healthcare IT News

Ruggiero Corcella

In recent years healthcare organisations have been constantly targeted by hackers and COVID-19 has made the situation worse. To help tackle the issue, the HIMSS Italian Community brought together local and global healthcare leaders to discuss 'Health safety management: the new challenges'.


The pandemic has taught us that cybersecurity in the healthcare sector is a growing concern. In the last 14 months, according to the Clusit Report (Italian Association for Cyber Security) 2021, over 10% of the attacks carried out were related to COVID-19. Research institutions and companies involved in the development of vaccines against SARS-Cov-2 have been targeted by cybercrime, but hackers have...

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