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Report on Patient Privacy Volume 23, Number 1. Outlook 2023 … – JD Supra

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Ransomware, including an increase in attacks from criminal groups linked to rogue states such as Russia and North Korea, will continue to dominate the medical security landscape as 2023 begins and the COVID-19 pandemic begins to fade in the rearview mirror. likely, say cybersecurity experts. Said.

Additionally, the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across healthcare is likely to lead to new breaches, and privacy and security concerns surrounding web trackers such as Meta Pixels can lead to breaches of organizational web pages and apps. The code will be scrutinized, experts say. Said.

The threats we expect to see in 2023 have evolved from what was prevalent in previous years, said Michael Hamilton, co-founder and chief information security officer at security firm Critical Insight. “Threats will continue, primarily from criminal groups known to deliberately target the health sector,” Hamilton said. RPP“However, with three nation-states currently involved in cyber-theft and extortion, a shift in tactics by state-sponsored attackers could create a new emergency.”

For example, Hamilton said: Disruption in the health sector also serves the strategic goals of these countries. I think national actors will rise as a threat priority to the sector. ”

Business email compromise will be the most important HIPAA security issue in 2023, Hamilton said, adding:[it’s] Not because of regulatory penalties, but because hospitals are struggling financially, and direct financial loss can be survival-threatening for smaller organizations.more money to lose [such incidents] Better than ransomware and tactically easier to execute. ”

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