Healthcare cybersecurity needs staff awareness

November 1, 2019

In September,  ProPublica published a report that found that the medical records of more than 5 million patients in the U.S.accessed illegally due to insecure servers storing medical images and associated data, according to an article on the MedCity News website.

At the same time, the Greenbone Networks published its own report, putting the number of exposed U.S. medical records at 13.7 million.

Effective cybersecurity needs a sophisticated and multilateral strategy, which is difficult in a healthcare facility.

As part of that strategy, hospitals must promote cyber awareness and basic security training across the whole organization. 

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