Why Hospitals Need to Focus on Cybersecurity Training by Jori Hamilton


Image Source: Pexels The medical industry has benefited greatly from technological advances. From widespread adoption of the cloud making access to patient records more efficient, to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make diagnoses. However, for all the advantages this provides to both staff and patients, the use of technology is not without significant challenges. Cybercrime is a prevalent aspect of our world today. Unscrupulous actors are continually finding new and creative ways to take advantage of the weaknesses in our systems. The motives are varied, too — from pure financial gain to a simple desire to cause chaos. When it comes to healthcare environments, the actions of cybercriminals have the potential to result in dangerous consequences; threatening the privacy, and even the lives, of patients. While it’s clear that cybersecurity must have a significant presence in the medical industry, there’s not always a focus on educating staff on....

March 10, 2020
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