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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Plenty of Work to Do

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Even though the healthcare sector is clearly a major target for disruptive cyberattacks, many organizations have yet to take the necessary steps to prevent intrusions or respond to incidents, says Amit Trivedi, a director at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

The healthcare industry is frequently targeted by cyberattacks that involve social engineering, phishing, denial of service and ransomware, he says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group, ahead of the HIMSS 2021 conference, to be held Aug. 9-13 in Las Vegas.

"In healthcare, [organizations] are being caught unprepared. And when we have incidents that lead to denial of service, they're directly impacting patient safety, since essential services are being taken offline, redirected or compromised," he says.

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