The healthcare industry may be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than other industries because of the wide variety of data, according to an article on the AAP News website.
Children can be especially vulnerable. It may take years or even decades for them to be made aware that their personal information has been compromised, especially if their healthcare provider is unaware of a breach, the article said.
On June 2, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force issued Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry, which included more than 100 recommendations.
One recommendation was to improve information-sharing of industry threats, risks and mitigations.
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