Since the COVID-19 pandemic's onset, the healthcare industry has been inundated with cyberattacks that have increased in number and severity and not only threaten medical providers' digital infrastructures, but are also jeopardizing patient health and safety. Ransomware attacks have crippled back-office operations and exposed patient data, as more sinister ‘killware’ has compromised vital healthcare equipment, and in turn, caused patients delays, poorer outcomes and higher mortality rates. In short, the past two years have bred a wave of new digital threats for healthcare providers to address beyond the physical threats and stresses of the pandemic.
Mac McMillan, president and CEO at CynergisTek breaks down seven cybersecurity trends healthcare organizations must focus on in 2022.
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