With hackers becoming more and more savvy, every industry is susceptible to cyberattacks, and healthcare is no exception.
As the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs) continues to grow, the healthcare industry will likely see more cyberattacks in 2017 as a result.
Health systems are the perfect target for hackers because they house the most valuable types of data - social security numbers, names, addresses, and more. Criminals can hold patient records for ransom and demand huge sums of money for their return.
Unpatched servers, web-based downloads, and malicious email attachments and links are all common culprits of a cyberattack, but things can be done to prevent an attack.