HC3 Outlines History of Healthcare Cybersecurity From 1980s to Now

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

As organizations navigate the complexities of the current cyber threat landscape, it is important to take a step back and look at how healthcare cybersecurity has evolved over time. Following this notion, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) released a comprehensive brief outlining the history of major healthcare cybersecurity events over the past few decades and predictions for what lies ahead.

Cybercrime has existed for decades, but today’s healthcare cyber threat landscape consists of more sophisticated and effective threat actors than ever before. Supply chain attacks, phishing, remote desktop protocol (RDP), and open-source software compromise all pose significant threats to the healthcare sector.

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