As connected services become more commonplace in healthcare, more opportunities exist for bad actors to exploit weaknesses in the industry’s security defenses. There is certainly evidence that attackers have focused their attention on healthcare.
Healthcare professionals argue that investing in technology that directly affects patient care takes precedence over investments in security. However, they are becoming more aware that security can indeed have an impact on preserving patient well-being. If healthcare professionals believe in the maxim “Do no harm,” then that philosophy should extend to the security of patient data.