Last year, healthcare systems and hospitals all around were facing a battle on two fronts: the well-known raging pandemic that engulfed the entire world in fear; and the lesser-known yet just as relentless battle – cyberattacks.
According to a latest study, cyber breaches in healthcare increased by 55.2 percent last year. The increase in attacks prompted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI, and the US Department of Health and Human Services to send out a warning in late October that according to ‘credible information’, cyber-attackers were specifically targeting health care providers and public health agencies.
The increase in attacks on this industry corelates with devices and machines at hospitals getting more interconnected. Things such as MRIs, and thermostats talking wit each other and the network while giving attackers virtual backdoors and a surface to exploit which seemed to be ever-increasing.
With the increase in attacks, we can also … Read the rest