Breaking down major cyberattack risks for the healthcare industry, cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu detailed some of the latest issues medical professionals have had to address.

2021 was a fairly substantial year for ransomware attacks on healthcare delivery. It’s very disruptive, and it cuts to the heart of weak points in security—the human element sneaking its way in.

In April at the FDA we saw the first instance where ransomware went further than disrupting electronic health records, which to date was a fairly common and inconvenient issue. This attack affected the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy for cancer radiation oncology.

This attack targeted a manufacturer, invading a private cloud they used for the dosimetry of radiation oncology with ransomware and causing a significant outage for hospitals using their technology.

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