Earlier this month, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) issued a grave warning about the security implications of emerging technologies in the healthcare sector. The report reveals that new technologies such as AI, 5G networks, nanomedicine, smart hospitals, and quantum computing are helping healthcare providers improve health and reduce costs. It is also clear that the coin has a flip side.
For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll look at the first concerns outlined by HC3. artificial intelligence. There is no denying the value that AI brings to healthcare providers. For example, deeper patient insight and faster, more accurate decision-making that contributes to better health outcomes and increased efficiency.
However, as the report elaborates, the first requirement for effective artificial intelligence is that it “needs to collect huge collections of data for learning.” Practitioners also need to have free access to that data in order to optimize patient outcomes. This will help you make better decisions. This can be a difficult combination when it comes to data security. The combination of large data sets and the need for non-technical user access always creates a risky environment.
Medical information is one of the most sensitive personal data, making it a very attractive target for malicious actors that can be used for a variety of nefarious purposes such as insurance fraud, identity theft, and even blackmail. It is We already know that insider threats pose an increasing risk to healthcare organizations. About 50% of breaches in this space are caused by insider threat actors, and one study found that about 20% of sensitive files are exposed to all employees in healthcare.
All of these factors create a risk-filled environment that says health care organizations should avoid these key technological advances that allow them to do their jobs better and keep their patients healthier. Doesn’t mean… But it’s more important than ever to find the right partners and solutions to help your organization mitigate your growing security risks.
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The Emerging Healthcare Technologies Emerging Insider Risks post was first published by DTEX Systems Inc.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog for DTEX Systems Inc written by Armaan Mahbod. Read the original post: https://www.dtexsystems.com/blog/the-increasing-insider-risk-of-emerging-healthcare-technology/