How healthcare organizations and patients are increasingly at risk from cyber threats

TechRepublic

Lance Whitney

A majority of IT pros working at hospitals who were surveyed by Armis said they’ve seen a rise in cyber risk over the past 12 months.

Hospitals and healthcare providers have faced an array of challenges over the past year or two. Beyond dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, these organizations have been increasingly targeted with ransomware and other cyberattacks. Research released Wednesday by security provider Armis looks at the ways that hospitals and patients are vulnerable to cyber threats.

Armis’s new research is based on an October 2021 survey conducted by Censuswide of 400 IT professionals working in healthcare institutions across the U.S. as well as 2,030 general respondents and patients.

A full 85% of the healthcare...

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