If healthcare doesn’t strengthen its cybersecurity, it could soon be in critical condition

World Economic Forum

Stéphane Duguin CEO, CyberPeace Institute

A study of healthcare cyberattacks in over 30 countries shows the scale of the rising threat.

Ransomware attacks dominate the broadening scope of threats to healthcare providers.

More action is needed from actors in the sector, cybersecurity firms and governments to ensure access to healthcare.

It’s hard to imagine anything more cynical than holding a hospital to ransom, but that is exactly what’s happening with growing frequency. The healthcare sector is a popular target for cybercriminals. Unscrupulous attackers want data they can sell or use for blackmail, but their actions are putting lives at risk. A cyberattack on healthcare is more than an attack on computers. It is an attack on vulnerable people and the...

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