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Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats facing healthcare systems

The healthcare sector experienced more cyber attacks than any other sector in the first nine months of 2021, with 241 publicly reported incidents. The UK’s National Health Service witnessed several significant ransomware attacks, including those that led to the disruption of its non-emergency services. Experts noted that cyber threats on aged IT systems in the healthcare sector are increasing, and suggested comprehensive yearly audits and ‘zero trust’ approaches to mitigate such threats.

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