Technology hackers are becoming highly motivated, and they are changing their strategies with time. So, software creators, developers, and users have to be constantly vigilant. That is what is going to become very serious in the Healthcare industry.
One thing that is coming into play is the idea of BYOD, which is to bring your own device. This idea is getting more and more popular because it increases patient engagement, but it can be pretty dangerous in transmitting protected healthcare information in unsecured ways. Also, the authorities have got to worry about raining patients and how to use it. But the magnitude of this is much larger if the entire set of patients are all trying to access their medical records through the hospital’s portal.
One factor that has blocked the healthcare industry for decades is a security risk for storing, accessing, and updating patients’ complete details from paper to digital and their proper disposal.
Ransomware is still a massive threat in the healthcare industry. Most people are doing the right things to protect against those types of attacks by backing up their data and ensuring they have everything stored and secured to access it. There is still the concern of hospitals paying off attackers and not damage control now and prevent future attacks.
Healthcare providers can change daily office routines to make things safer. Moreover, getting people involved in training is not necessarily hyper-aware of all of these cyber threats.