Healthcare Supply Chain Security: Updated Guidance
Healthcare Info Security
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
With the escalation of cyberattacks in the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain partners need to strengthen their security controls and defenses, say Vishwas Gadgil of the pharmaceutical firm Merck and Ed Gaudet of the consultancy Censinet.
Three disturbing interrelated trends are emerging, notes Gadgil, Merck's director of IT risk management and security, in an interview with Information Security Media Group.
"Threat actors are laser-focused on stealing the intellectual property of COVID-19 research," he says. "The suppliers of the big companies that are into COVID-19 research are not always capable of handling cybersecurity threats the way the large organizations can."
Meanwhile, threat actors are also intent on...