Diagnosing the Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare


Jonathan Gregalis

While daily headlines focus on the evolving nature of the health crisis, the cyber attack surface is expanding and threatens the future of patient care across the globe.

Entering 2020, the healthcare industry was marred by several high-profile data breaches that stemmed from phishing attacks, ransomware, insider threats and third-party risk vulnerabilities. Then a health crisis broke out and cybercriminals intensified their efforts by tailoring attacks to exploit the chaos and fear around COVID-19. While some criminal groups pledged to cease attacks against healthcare organizations during the disruption, there is little evidence to suggest that cybercriminals collectively backed this ceasefire.

At some point, medical professionals will...

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