Hackers exploiting remote access to systems
Cybersecurity attacks that infiltrate a network by exploiting remote access functionality on connected devices and systems—or by any other means—remain a significant threat to healthcare operations. Attacks can render devices or systems inoperative, degrade their performance or expose or compromise the data they hold. Remote access systems are a common target because they are publicly accessible.
Safeguarding assets requires identifying, protecting, and monitoring all remote access points, as well as adhering to recommended cybersecurity practices, such as instituting a strong password policy, maintaining and patching systems, and logging system access.