The omicron variant of the coronavirus has made clear that the impact of the pandemic is far from over, particularly for health systems and hospitals. The ongoing need to limit close contact between providers and patients means technology will continue to play a key role, but with that increased reliance on technology comes the heightened exposure to cyber risks, as well.
Devices in healthcare facilities support mission critical processes. Any issue that degrades network performance can have serious consequences.
The healthcare ecosystem needs to be more proactive in managing cybersecurity risks.