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Cybersecurity Concerns for Health and Public Health Organizations

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Cybersecurity Concerns for Health and Public Health Organizations

Cyber criminals have incentive to target medical databases

In this NGA article you'll learn about:
  • Cyberattacks can expose sensitive patient information and force already stressed hospital systems to expend scarce resources to recover.

  • Hackers have zeroed in on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.

  • Successful cyberattacks will exacerbate current challenges. An estimated 83 percent of medical imaging devices used throughout U.S. healthcare systems are running on outdated operating systems.

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