The Exposure & Defenses for ASCs and Employees
Back in August, we reported in the Auxo Medical Examiner of the increasing victimization of health care facilities by hackers who disable access to key patient and status records until ransom demands are met. In addition to patients, employees often suffer as well because of a workplace breach of their confidential information.
In recent days, we’ve all seen the recent headlines of a data breach that literally may affect 50% of Americans.
Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected
Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the U.S population.
Given the snowballing ransomware cyberattacks of ASCs and other health care facilities, coupled with escalating identity theft initiated by hackers for illicit use or sale to other thieves … this issue will deal with two specific data breach exposures:
- The burgeoning interconnectivity of medical devices, and
- Protection against theft of employee records.