Five ways the healthcare industry can use crowdsourced cybersecurity to secure its data

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Ashish Gupta

Patient adoption of telehealth has skyrocketed from 11% in 2019 to 46% during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providers are reportedly seeing 50 to 175 times as many patients via telehealth than they did pre-COVID. Since rapid, large-scale telehealth use is uncharted territory for many patients and medical staff, security must be top of mind for healthcare organizations. In fact, nearly half of hackers (48%) believe the healthcare industry is the industry most vulnerable to cybercrime during the unfolding global crisis. In such unprecedented times, healthcare organizations must look externally to enhance their cybersecurity posture by leveraging the power of crowdsourced cybersecurity – the use of ethical hackers who are incentivized to search for and report vulnerabilities in the digital assets of...

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