Healthcare providers are a prime target for cyber criminals, as they house and maintain so much personal information. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, 110 health data breaches resulted in the exposure of 1.13 million patient records.
This data is of a critical nature—another reason that it’s so valuable and why its safety is a priority. But for cybersecurity teams in health care, the job is not only about protecting vital patient data. It’s also about keeping their systems and networks running to protect patients by preventing potentially life-threatening situations.
Though the current cybersecurity environment places a heavy burden on the industry, it also offers new opportunities, both for cybersecurity and healthcare professionals, to advance