• Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector
  • October 16, 2017
  • As if it were not facing enough challenges, the health care industry is now becoming a more frequent target for hacking and ransomware by miscreants both domestic and foreign. Health care organizations have lagged behind other business sectors in protecting data, which is hard to understand given the extreme sensitivity of the data in their possession: personal and health information on individual patients; confidential information on internal quality assurance, risk management and utilization; results of clinical research on drugs, medical devices, and therapies; personal information on employees; sensitive internal financial information; confidential information on potential partnerships and deals with other organizations; and so on. Of even greater concern is the reality that hackers can interfere with webconnected medical equipment and devices and physically harm patients.