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Cybersecurity pros offer their 2020 predictions for healthcare

Ransomware and attacks on automatic software and firmware update systems are top security concerns for the healthcare industry in 2020. The increasing number of internet-connected medical devices and the vulnerability of unpatched IoT endpoints contribute to these risks. The “zero trust” approach, focusing on strict identity verification, will be important in protecting networks. Ransomware poses a significant risk, especially in healthcare, where lives are at stake and cybersecurity is not a primary concern. The threat of exfiltrating and leaking data in ransomware attacks is also a growing concern. The introduction of cellular 5G technology will further expand the attack surface for IoT medical devices. The complexity of connected equipment adds to the difficulty of monitoring and securing devices.

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