There’s near unanimity among healthcare IT professionals—security is at, or near, the top of their lists of concerns.
Perhaps it would seem that there are more complex challenges for these executives. But hardly any issues are as pervasive or as insomnia inducing.
As healthcare organizations have now widely adopted electronic information systems, that has increased the risks for protecting sensitive patient data. Hackers have learned to monetize their attacks by encrypting data and asking for ransoms. As organizations use more medical devices controlled over networks, they find they are more susceptible to hacking, perhaps endangering patients’ lives.