From the Winter 2021 Issue

The Expanding Cyber Threat in Healthcare

Tyler Cohen Wood
CEO | MyConnectedHealth Inc.

As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of telehealth as a primary method of healthcare has revealed that there are vulnerabilities of telehealth systems. This new development has turned the spotlight on patient health data, highlighting them as a target for hackers. Hospitals, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies continue to increasingly be targets of, and fall victim to, security breaches and ransomware attacks. As a result, a new emphasis is being placed on cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.

The sudden shift to telehealth raises many cybersecurity issues, from network security and infrastructure vulnerabilities to . . .

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