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Publication date: November 29, 2022

Cybersecurity pressures grow for hospitals as digital health tools multiply

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The pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital health solutions and devices. But it also exposed the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of hospital systems. Digital leaders in hospital organizations must now demand data security assurance from IT providers. When it comes to cybersecurity, hospitals must accept that threats are no longer just an eventuality. Cyber-attacks are now a fact of life, and health providers are a primary target on multiple fronts. It is no longer a case of if, but when they will strike. Even before the pandemic, this was the prevailing trend.

Incidents like the 2017 WannaCry attack on the NHS in the UK grabbed the headlines. But they were only the tip of the ice-berg. The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity survey revealed that 70% of hospitals questioned had experienced a significant security incident in the past 12 months.From phishing and ransomware to data breaches, they were already […]

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