Assessing the Security Risks of Emerging Tech in Healthcare

Federal Authorities Urge Healthcare Sector Entities to Take Caution

A host of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and nanomedicine contain the potential to revolutionize patient care, but federal authorities are warning medical practices to evaluate the associated security risks.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordinating Center joined a growing chorus of experts who simultaneously laud the potential of more accurate, AI-led detection of cancer, 5G cellular network-driven remote care tools and better drug delivery via nanoparticles while also urging caution. HC3 issued a threat brief spotlighting the potential security risks of emerging technologies.

Experts agree that the promise of various technologies in healthcare must be carefully deliberated with the associated security risks.

"To say that organizations adopting these emerging technologies will come with security concerns is an understatement," says Errol Weiss, chief security officer at the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Here are some of the benefits and associated security considerations of the technologies HHS HC3 examined:

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