Physician’s Weekly, October 21, 2021
Inadequate cybersecurity presents great risks to physicians, as healthcare is among the most targeted industries. Healthcare clinics and hospitals face cyberattacks almost daily. According to tech research company Comparitech, ransomware attacks rose a whopping 470% from 2019 to 2020, with more than 600 healthcare institutions and more than 18 million individual patient records falling victim to attacks. Hackers are particularly drawn to healthcare institutions due to their often archaic security software, as well as their tendency to under-prioritize cybersecurity.