HIPAA, cyber threats, and the latest Varonis report headline this week’s digest of articles for Healthcare Cybersecurity professionals.
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7 Articles for Healthcare Cybersecurity Professionals, April 2021
Highlighting that the average healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on their first day of work, the report found that near 20% of all files are open to every employee, which is on average more than 1 in 10 sensitive files. Furthermore, 77% of the companies surveyed have 500 or more accounts with passwords that never expire.
How Healthcare Sector Can Be Prepared For Cyber Attacks via AnalyticsIndia
Most of the cybersecurity systems being utilized by healthcare organizations are outdated and unable to ward off cyber attacks. It is essential to invest in upgrading systems and processes to reduce the chances of being attacked.
Ransomware is expected to remain a big part of the cybercriminal’s portfolio in 2021. The ability for an attack to shut down operations at a medical facility has life-or-death consequences in certain situations, which can motivate victims to pay the ransom.
5 ways ‘deepfakes’ could infiltrate healthcare via Modern Healthcare [Paywall]
Deepfakes, a form of increasingly realistic-looking photo and video content manipulated with AI, could be the next frontier that businesses have to tackle in cybersecurity.
The short comings in IT security are not mere HIPAA exposures. Instead, they represent a greater danger of calculated and concerted efforts to breach healthcare networks to drill into the valuable data inherent therein.
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