Emerging gaps in healthcare security
Convenience, more accessible healthcare, and better patient care are some of the major benefits of the healthcare industry embracing digital transformation with electronic patient records, interconnected databases, and telehealth and mobile health applications. However, this has the downside of making healthcare data the number one target for cyberattacks. Healthcare service providers’ lack of understanding of data security risks, lacking security protocols in telehealth and mobile health applications, outdated medical systems and lacking cybersecurity policies and protocols have made healthcare systems a soft target for cyber attacks, impacting millions of people every year. But with proper training, regular security audits and integration of stringent cyber resilience protocols, the healthcare industry can address the emerging gaps in healthcare security and protect patients’ sensitive data from cyberattacks.