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Healthcare cybersecurity to serve as the backbone for digital transformation

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Healthcare cybersecurity to serve as the backbone for digital transformation

Ransomware on the rise

In this digitalhealth article you'll learn about:
  • Cybersecurity remains a huge market and will surpass $35.5bn by 2027.

  • Hackers are increasingly using IoT devices to gain access to sensitive patient data. Ransomware attacks grew by 435% in 2020 from 2019, according to Deep Instinct study. Ransomware is emerging as a particularly alarming prospect for the healthcare cybersecurity industry.

  • RYUK is a lateral-moving ransomware form that spreads rapidly once introduced into an organization. In May, the Department of Health and Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland fell prey to a deadly Conti ransomware attack.

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