Safely Disposing of the Needle in the Haystack

Safely Disposing of the Needle in the Haystack

Cylera Team
By Cylera Team

In other industries, lacking proper cybersecurity is a matter of losing money, but in healthcare, it is a matter of losing lives.

During the early months of the Covid-19 outbreak, healthcare professionals were overworked and under-supplied and front line facilities overflowed with terrified patients. Governments were in chaos and squabbling over even the simplest of safety measures, all the while cyber criminals were taking advantage of the pandemonium to attack. 

"Hospitals are a treasure trove of valuable data assets, and perpetrators follow the gold" 
 
With the pandemic induced strain upon the healthcare industry, cybersecurity issues are being thrust into the spotlight. For example, nation states are now scrambling to create a cure for the virus and attempted theft of biomedical trial and research data has escalated dramatically. Just think, death caused by medical device & system failure or data breaches during this time would only add fuel to the fire, so to speak. 
 
The pandemic has unquestionably raised the stakes in terms of consequences for the healthcare industry. The net of connected technology in healthcare is becoming ever wider, and lack of security around these medical devices and healthcare IoT systems can be devastating for patient morbidity, mortality, and outcomes following cyber attacks. 
 

The first step in risk mitigation is to understand the landscape of cybersecurity in the era of COVID. What kind of challenges is the healthcare industry facing, and how can cybersecurity experts help?

Hear From the Experts

Join Mark Sangster from eSentire in the CyberSec Decoded Podcast discussing "Managing the Cyber Risks of Healthcare IoT" with Richard Staynings, Cylera's Chief Security Strategist.

Listen to the podcast below:

 

 

Learn how Targeted Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Increase During COVID Crisis

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