How fighting cyberattacks and improving the patient experience can help secure all healthcare stakeholders during COVID and beyond

Becker's Hospital Review

As the healthcare industry rises to the challenge of COVID-19, health systems data and patient records are under growing attack. Our industry has long been an attractive target for hackers—who can get $250 on the dark web for each stolen patient record, compared to $5.40 for a payment card and only 53 cents for a social security number. Now the pandemic has led to a precipitous rise in cyberattacks, ransomware, and malware, as everyone now relies on online services and digital interactions, including many less computer-savvy consumers. Coinciding with a greater number of new users, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated. But blunt security measures that attempt to “lock down” medical records are rarely effective against clever cybercriminals, but they do...

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