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Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare


In recent years, the one industry that is quite on the bloom leveraging the technological advances coming through its industry is the healthcare sector. As the healthcare industry makes it move towards more digitalization of its machinery and records in order to enable ease of operation and experience for its blooming patients & customer-base. It also has to come face to face with the surmounting challenge of modern-day cyberattacks & vulnerabilities.

  • IoT : IoT is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can identify themselves to each other over the net. Due to the widespread use of IoT. Nowadays more things are connected to the internet than people with the ultimate aim to improve the quality of life for individuals.
  • Ransomware : There have been a lot of cyberattacks targeting medical faculties as well as critical equipment like CT Scan. Ransomware has been targeted on Healthcare information files as well such as “WannaCry” which caused major disruption for healthcare providers around the globe.
  • Cloud Security : Healthcare data may be more secure with cloud security rather than local storage which can be easily hacked.
  • Unsecure Mobile Devices : Healthcare institutions also suffer from the raging issue of massive mobile connectivity among its employees. Even if only one of these mobiles used by its employees is compromised the whole healthcare data may be in jeopardy.

Nowadays Big companies and businesses generally outsource some of their developmental work to Smaller companies or outsource it. This is now an almost general way of doing business and is important to save time and cost leading to a project’s completion. This has resulted in a huge boom for the offshore software development market which is expanding by leaps and bound.

But amidst this big industry are also companies who are not yet mature enough to handle their projects and processes maturely and efficiently. Resulting in sub- par results in terms of development quality and stability. To bypass this limiting factor companies looking to outsource their development also need to make sure that the companies outsourcing their development work strictly adhere to & enforce the proper quality and required international standards relating to that project.

An experienced compliance auditor can make things easier for businesses by auditing and making sure that the company performing the outsourcing function is capable and efficient enough and is doing software development in accordance with the quality and international standards needed.