Cracking the Code: Addressing Healthcare Cybersecurity Gaps
The healthcare industry has witnessed a surge in cyber attacks, putting patient confidentiality, data integrity, and overall healthcare infrastructure at risk.
In the past year, 120 healthcare breaches were reported that have compromised data from about 11.5 million patient records across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
The digitization of healthcare records and the integration of connected medical devices have undeniably improved patient care and operational efficiency. However, this digital transformation has simultaneously given rise to a complex threat landscape that demands stronger healthcare cybersecurity. Cybercriminals target healthcare organizations to gain unauthorized access to valuable patient information, leading to potential identity theft, financial fraud, and even patient care issues.
Understanding the Challenges the Healthcare Industry Faces
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