Zero trust infrastructure in healthcare is a good approach to stopping cybersecurity attacks, but implementing it isn’t going to be easy, reports Health IT Security.
Recent reports have spotlighted the industry’s security challenges and its failure to keep pace with the ever-evolving threat landscape.
Many providers and COVID-19 vaccine developers are operating on platforms with serious, unpatched security vulnerabilities, while the sector, as a whole, continues to feverishly struggle with adequate patch management and inventory.
But hackers aren’t waiting for providers to catch up: as healthcare continues to struggle with often basic security challenges, the threat actors are simply moving the needle at a much faster pace.
Given the disparities, it’s imperative that the sector address these challenges now. Ideally, zero trust infrastructure could remediate issues with credential theft, authentication, authorization, and even a heavy reliance on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
But with limited staffing and resources, it’s important to ask: just how feasible would a zero trust model be in the healthcare sector?
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