With many competing priorities stemming from COVID-19, it’s crucial for healthcare to not neglect cybersecurity measures. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) noted a 50% increase in healthcare cybersecurity breaches during the first half of 2020, highlighting that cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities within hospitals and healthcare providers exposed by the response to COVID-19.
Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses how the increase in cyberattacks compromises both patient safety and weakens trust in the healthcare sector – and how the healthcare sector must implement a three-point action plan to change its current direction.
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