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Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats facing healthcare systems

The number of cyberattacks on healthcare systems has risen, with 241 reported globally between January and September 2021, more than any other sector. Most common were hacking, supply chain attacks, phishing, and ransomware. With technology providing tools for even unskilled cybercriminals, healthcare systems’ vulnerability can drastically affect patient safety. Governments are implementing new cybersecurity standards, while experts recommend annual cybersecurity audits and advanced antivirus software. Despite security efforts, the evolving tactics of cybercriminals make healthcare a continuous target.

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