Focus: Cybersecurity

How healthcare facilities can stop cyber-criminals

Healthcare data breaches are in the consumer collective consciousness and organizations are more aware of the issue

October 12, 2018

The last five years have seen a surge of cyber attacks on the healthcare industry, with the largest breaches impacting as many as 80 million people, according to an article on the Forbes website.

Experts urge regular, internal IT security health checks but healthcare facilities often lack the skills and budgets to dela with the problem.

One good thing has come out of the reported breaches on the industry so far is that healthcare data breaches are in the consumer collective consciousness and organizations are more aware of the issue.

Awareness of security issues around IoT is starting to increase among healthcare decision-makers and that will impact their data use behaviors, as well as influencing IT procurement and training, the article said.

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