Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Although a new report suggests that the healthcare industry slightly improved its security posture this year compared to last, it warns that increased provider reliance on telehealth since the COVID-19 pandemic now presents a new slate of risks to patient data.

The report, released Thursday from SecurityScorecard and DarkOwl, found that telehealth systems have experienced an enormous increase in targeted attacks.

"The rapid pace at which telehealth applications were rolled out during the pandemic made them attractive targets for cybercriminals," said Sam Kassoumeh, COO and cofounder of SecurityScorecard in a statement provided to Healthcare IT News.

"Our report findings illustrate that...

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