Identifying and Responding to Cyber Threats in the Healthcare Industry

The Cyber Threats in the healthcare industry is highly scrutinized and both healthcare providers and other healthcare stakeholders go through a rigorous process to ensure they meet the requirements.

These requirements and obligations are set by law and general healthcare policies. Despite these measures, the healthcare industry is still facing cyber crimes at an alarming rate in this Internet of Things era.

In response to the rise in attacks, in 2013, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States began releasing guidelines on how the industry could secure themselves and medical devices from cyber crimes.

These crimes, however, have not entirely stopped, and healthcare institutions need to be aware of how to mitigate them. In this post, we discuss some common cyber crimes and threats and how to properly and swiftly respond to them.