The freedom to browse comes with inherent security risks. While healthcare organizations must adhere to strict compliance rules to ensure data security and privacy, ransomware and malware threats are widespread and show no signs of slowing down.

We have seen hospitals such as Hollywood Presbyterian and major healthcare organizations, such as the UK's National Health Service, held hostage by cyberthreats. Even healthcare organizations with more proactive security measures are vulnerable. For example, Urology Austin, which operates in 13 locations throughout Texas, managed to thwart a ransomware attack –but despite early detection, the medical records and associated personal information of nearly 280,000 patients had already been exposed by the hack.

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