The range of complexity and volume of cybersecurity threats to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic increased exponentially. Phishing attacks, ransomware threats, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and web application attacks today are an ever-present and growing concern for the security and IT teams in healthcare organizations worldwide.
Intelligent devices in hospitals and doctors’ offices have evolved over the years to be critically important for accessing and delivering information related to patient treatment and records, while simultaneously improving productivity for doctors, nurses, and staff. From tablets and smartphones to carts on wheels and smart beds, healthcare has made significant strides in use of smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
These devices have also become a focus for cyber threat actors, which presents the risk of patient data breaches while also potentially impacting the availability to medical application services. It’s easy to understand the need for healthcare organizations’ security and IT teams to implement visibility to protect IoT services.
To see how one healthcare organization did just this and enjoys 24/7 access to its network and clinical applications, read the case study here.