The healthcare industry has had several loud wake-up calls so far this year, providing an alarm that the sector is not immune to the kinds of hacker attacks that have been more commonly associated with banks and retailers.
The most recent was a breach at Community Health Systems, which the hospital chain says involved Chinese hackers who used “highly sophisticated malware” to gain access to information on 4.5 million patients.
The healthcare industry cannot afford to snooze while cybercriminals plan their next assault. Organizations of all sizes need to be ready to recognize the threats and mitigate the risks.
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