From weaponized AI to threats against the vaccine rollout, here are 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2021

Fierce Health Payer

Heather Landi

Could 2021 be the year that healthcare finally gets smart about cybersecurity? Many in the industry say real change needs to happen as the situation has become a matter of life and death.

Hospitals are facing a new wave of ransomware attacks even as they also struggle to confront a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases. There was also a recent report out of Germany of the first patient death directly tied to a ransomware attack.

Research suggests that healthcare organizations lack the necessary money, tools, and talent to address the biggest cybersecurity threats. In the face of rising threats, the next year could see healthcare organizations getting serious about security by putting in real investment and commitment from the top-down,...

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