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Sunday, April 9, 2017
Challenges to healthcare technology: ransomware and the IoT
2015’s Anthem and Premera breaches made the general public more aware of the importance of security in healthcare organizations. 2016 brought fewer instances of massive healthcare breaches, but sadly this does not suggest that the problem has been solved. In fact, 2016 brought a surfeit of successful ransomware attacks in a variety of industries, and medical facilities were a particularly juicy target for this type of threat. This, coupled with an upsurge in internet-connected medical devices and fitness trackers, indicates that the future of healthcare is likely to continue to bring significant challenges.