Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare

On February 15, 2016


Healthcare has hugely benefited from the technological advancements that digitalization has brought in. It has made a lasting impact on all sectors right from the machinery used to the storage of patients’ records. Yet this has brought its own set of challenges in the form of cyberattacks.

  • IoT : IoT (Internet of Things) is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can identify themselves over the net. Due to the widespread use of IoT more things are connected to the internet than people with the ultimate aim to improve the quality of life for individuals.
  • Ransomware : There have been a lot of cyberattacks targeting medical facilities as well as critical equipment like CT Scan. Healthcare information files were attacked by Ransomware l such as “WannaCry” which caused major disruption for healthcare providers around the globe.
  • Cloud Security : Healthcare data may be more secure with cloud security rather than local storage which can be easily hacked.
  • Unsecure Mobile Devices : Healthcare institutions also suffer from the extensive usage of mobile among its employees. Even if one of these mobiles is compromised the whole healthcare data may be in jeopardy.

Nowadays big companies and businesses outsource some of their developmental work to smaller companies or outsource it. This is done in order to save time and cost leading to a project’s completion. This has resulted in a huge boom for the offshore software development market which is expanding by leaps and bound.

Yet there are many companies who are not yet ready to handle their projects and processes maturely and efficiently. Resulting in sub- par results in terms of development quality and stability. To bypass this limiting factor companies who are looking to outsource their development also need to make sure that the companies outsourcing their development work strictly adhere to & enforce proper quality and required international standards relating to that project.

An experienced compliance auditor can make things easy for businesses by auditing and making sure that the company performing the outsourcing function is capable and efficient and is developing the software in accordance with the quality and international standards that are required.


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