Security Challenges for Healthcare Providers
Healthcare providers require applications and online services to streamline processes, manage patient data and cut costs. The growth of online services and web-based content introduces new challenges, including managing and securing large volumes of patient data and 24×7 access to critical applications to ensure a quality experience for users.
As healthcare organizations transition to electronic record keeping and deploy more online services, health records are increasingly vulnerable to digital theft. Healthcare records are highly valuable to cybercriminals because of the types of data they contain, including insurance information, payment details, addresses, etc. Everything that a cybercriminal requires to obtain a bank loan, commit tax fraud or send fake bills to insurance companies is contained in medical records.
Radware’s 2019–2020 Global Application and Network Security Report shows that the top
two healthcare security concerns are data security and...