Healthcare facilities struggle with patch management to block cyberattacks

May 23, 2017

Healthcare facilities' struggle with patch management to block cyberattacks came to the fore after the recent WannaCry attacks, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

These concerns are addressed in a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Cybersecurity Task Force, which is expected to be released this week.

The good news is the attack may give hospital IT managers the opportunity to request the funding to get rid of old systems and software and invest in updated infrastructure.

Public-private coordination may be critical going forward, particularly for an industry that is already years behind, the article said.

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