Why a data security sting lurks in COVID-19’s long tail

Healthcare IT News: The word ‘unprecedented’ seems to have been used on a daily basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when it comes to the impact of the virus on patients, clinicians, resources and care delivery. But it has resonated equally strongly with hospital chief information security officers (CISOs), with its power to either stiffen resolve or ratchet up already stretched nervous tension as data security faces a whole new scale and level of cyber threats.

Far from arriving alone, the virus was accompanied by a host of cyber aggressors with an eye on the vulnerabilities that would almost certainly be exposed in the armour of healthcare institutions while attention and energy were diverted to the frontline of patient care.

Read article