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Why healthcare providers are losing the cybersecurity battle

January 09, 2020 / ARUN BUDURI
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In 2019 experts red-flagged previously unforeseen levels of attacks on healthcare providers, with the US Department of Health and Human Services investigating more than 300 cases in 2019. Almost 32 million patients’ records were breached in the first half of the year alone, more than double the records breached in all of 2018. As a cybersecurity provider already working closely with many US-based leading healthcare providers, I have a clear understanding of the unique cybersecurity challenges facing these types of organizations. Experience has shown me that despite being packed to the brim with emerging technologies, in hospitals the weakest links remain human, rather than digital.