Why are hackers so interested in hospitals? Experts suggest that medical information is up to 10 times more valuable than financial information like a credit card number on the black market, according to a recent report in Becker’s Hospital Review.
Hospitals and health systems are increasingly being targeted by cyberattackers looking to gain valuable identification information.
The massive cyberattack on Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in August 2014 that breached the data of 4.5 million patients helped bring the issue of cybersecurity and protecting organizations against malware and hackers to the forefront of the collective industry’s mind.
Here are five current trends in healthcare cybersecurity.