Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

June 29, 2018

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attacks, the healthcare industry is still struggling to keep protects its systems, according to an article on the Modern Healthcare website.

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights, up 13 percent compared to the same period in 2017, the article said. 

"There's definitely more healthcare-related breaches," Bob Olsen, Navigant's director of cybersecurity, said in the article. "The challenge is there are new vulnerabilities being discovered every day. It's a bit of a moving target."

However, there could be many factors behind those increases, said John Riggi, senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association. Organizations may simply be reporting breaches they wouldn't have reported in the past, or reporting breaches that happened years ago. 

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