Experts warn of healthcare sector cybersecurity risks

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The healthcare sector faces a significant increase in cybersecurity threats putting patients’ lives and personal data at risk. Last week U.S. senators heard warnings from healthcare industry experts on the importance of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.

On Thursday, March 16 witnesses testified in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee highlighting the severity of cyberattacks on healthcare systems and how they can affect patient care as well as compromise sensitive medical information, and they are a threat that seems to be growing. Recent reports have shown ransomware attacks on American hospitals have doubled since 2016.

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