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Healthcare Breaches Affected Nearly One Million US Patients: The Security Risks of Medical IoT

Healthcare Breaches Affected Nearly One Million US Patients: The Security Risks of Medical IoT (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

And after a ransomware attack forced a medical center in Michigan to close it is evident that healthcare organization’s become an attractive attack target  among hackers. This valuable data can be used to obtain expensive medical services and prescription medications, as well as to fraudulently acquire government health benefits. This valuable data can be used to obtain expensive medical services and prescription medications, as well as to fraudulently acquire government health benefits. The critical nature of healthcare environments also means that many of those involved in the healthcare process often require immediate access to patients’ data across a large range of devices and applications. As a result, While there are still issues and vagueness when it comes to security protocol standardization across Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, there is still much that healthcare organizations can do to protect their patients’ data. However, healthcare organizations must be aware of the vulnerabilities that come with these devices that increase their chances of a data breach.

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