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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1755 The Internet of Things is making hospitals more vulnerable to hackers
Ransomware and denial of service attacks are just a glimpse of things to come: hospitals are the next big target for cyber-attacks and the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) devices make healthcare even more vulnerable.

Connected medical devices can bring increased patient safety and efficiency, particularly if connected to clinical information systems, but European tech security agency Enisa is warning that introducing such technologies also increases risks.

As a result, it said, hospitals need to change their attitude towards security: "The need for improved, and even remote, patient care drives hospitals to transform by adapting smart solutions, ignoring sometimes the emerging security and safety issues. Nothing comes without a price: hospitals are the next target for cyber-attacks," Enisa warned.
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