Emerging Threats in Healthcare Information Security

Touro College Illinois

Dr. Nikki Robinson

The healthcare industry has long been known to lag behind in the process of securing their technology, including using outdated operating systems (OS), applications, and devices, which accounts for major gaps in cyber security, especially mobile device security. These gaps can lead to serious vulnerabilities in hospitals and healthcare organizations. If that wasn’t bad enough, the pandemic has pushed doctors and other professionals to quickly move to new systems and new methods of reaching patients. While this move was necessary, it caused an increase in security vulnerabilities. What are some of the areas of concern?

Growing Security Concerns in Healthcare


Hospitals and private institutions have increasingly turned to telehealth and mobile healthcare during the pandemic. This exacerbates the threat landscape available for attackers to target. Even if the hospitals were able to...

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