Here, security blogger Pedro Abreu sits down with Jonathan Langer, CEO of Medigate, to discuss how hospitals and other healthcare facilities can safeguard their digital assets and services from cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What do you see as the biggest cybersecurity challenges or threats facing healthcare organizations right now?

Healthcare organizations are under immense pressure right now. Not only are they seeing a huge influx of patients from COVID-19, but they are having to adopt new methods of treating patients to meet the demand. Many hospitals, for instance, are adding dozens or even hundreds of new devices to their networks to help increase their volume of patient care. On top of that, many are also opening field hospitals and testing sites on top of their existing environments. New network infrastructure is being installed at remote sites, such as wireless access points, as well as additional telemedicine capabilities such as more iPads and loaner infusion pumps.

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