Health Law Highlights

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Preventing Data Breaches

Summary of article from Security Boulevard, by Rom Carmel:

The healthcare sector is facing an escalating threat from cyberattacks, with an unprecedented 725 large data breaches reported in 2023. The primary causes are system vulnerabilities, human errors, and a surge in sophisticated cyberattacks. The consequences of these breaches are manifold, including major financial burdens, significant reputational damage, and infringing patient privacy. To mitigate these risks, it’s essential to implement a robust cybersecurity infrastructure, perform regular audits and risk assessments, and provide comprehensive cybersecurity training to employees. Apono, a specialized platform, can support healthcare firms with these preventative measures, contributing to safeguarding patient data, maintaining service integrity, trustworthiness and compliance with industry standards.