Health IT Security July 31, 2020
Hackers are outpacing healthcare in the overall cybersecurity race. Zero trust in healthcare can help stop attack proliferation, but it will be an uphill battle.
Healthcare has and will likely always be a prime target for cyberattacks, given its valuable data and the need for constant data access to ensure continuity of care. While awareness around these issues has drastically improved, the need for a zero trust in healthcare will be crucial moving forward given the sector’s staffing gaps, limited resources, and other challenges.
Recent reports have spotlighted the industry’s security challenges and its failure to keep pace with the ever-evolving threat landscape. IBM found healthcare leads in annual data breach costs at $7.13 million, a ranking it’s held for 10 consecutive years.