In addition to the burden of COVID-19, health care facilities are being faced with a new wave of targeted cyberattacks brought on by telehealth systems and remote work. With the adoption of new technologies brought on by the pandemic, hackers are exposing serious flaws and vulnerabilities found in both telehealth solutions and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The American Medical Association (AMA) warns that these costly attacks warrant serious concern, as they can cripple providers by disrupting patient care services, disabling internal systems, preventing access to medical records or even selling your patients’ data.

The below article, produced by AMA, provides more information about these types of cyberattacks along with recommendations and additional resources on what steps your organization should be taking to mitigate these risks.

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