The healthcare environment has become a prime target for cybercrime over the past number of years. Attacks on healthcare grew with the Covid-19 pandemic as cybercriminals targeted hospitals, vaccine research companies, and other frontline healthcare provider organizations. With the treasure trove of highly valuable Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and more specific Protected Health Information (PHI) held by healthcare providers and facilities, these environments’ targeting will likely continue to grow and become more sophisticated.

A data breach of a healthcare environment will impact the organization’s credibility and potentially impact patients. Further, the legal ramifications that can befall a healthcare provider or facility for not providing adequate cybersecurity could be financially impactful and have legal consequences for executives.

Source: DZone