Vulnerability to cyberattacks is growing in the health care field, not only with the widespread adoption of electronic health records, but with the 10 billion connected medical devices currently in use. Hospitals and health systems suffered 176 large-scale data breaches in the first half of 2018 alone. And as new cybersecurity threats continually emerge, health care organizations are beginning to re-evaluate their operations.
This white paper reveals case studies and lessons learned during a 2018 cybersecurity-focused webinar featuring the American Hospital Association’s senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk and a BDO cybersecurity expert. The discussion explored:
- The latest trends in types of cyberattacks.
- The most underrated threats to the health sector.
- Guidance on building a “cybersecurity culture.”
- Cybersecurity best practices, policies and procedures.