Patient care is undergoing a Renaissance of technological advancements. Electronic health records (EHRs), healthcare applications, and connected medical devices are improving doctor/patient communication by enabling real-time updates and greater interaction. Along with the many benefits of these devices, though, comes an expanded attack surface.
The healthcare sector is a high-value target for cybercriminals looking to gain access to personal health records, patient financial information, or proprietary research. Indeed, 95 percent of healthcare institutions confirm that they have been targeted by some form of cyberattack. Learning how these organizations work to protect their assets and patients provides lessons that all of us in cybersecurity can learn from.