Expert discusses strengthening healthcare’s cyberdefences for future success

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Earlier this year, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced that better technology is no longer a ‘nice to have’ for the NHS, but should be considered vital. His announcement came in January, prior to the pandemic, and has undoubtedly proven true since, although perhaps in ways none of us could have foreseen back then.

When Mr Hancock made the announcement, he made it clear that AI and Machine Learning will become a key priority in patient care from now on. While this progress will have a profound effect on the quality of our healthcare, it isn’t without a catch. The catch is that our increased reliance on technology is attracting more and more unwarranted attention from cybercriminals.

Our most recent threat landscape report – a study reviewing the main cyberthreats the world faces today – discovered that healthcare organisations are being targeted at a higher rate than ever before. In fact, cyberattacks affected...

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