“From prevention to care, hospitals play a crucial role in the healthcare ecosystem. Hospitals also play a significant role in training future healthcare professionals and perform much of the important research that drives the best possible medical outcomes for kids. Unfortunately, the important role that hospitals play has not gone un-noticed by cybercriminals who increasingly target these entities. Stolen medical records continue to be highly valuable on the dark web, but patients can be especially vulnerable. It may take years for a child or a child’s parents to realize that their personal information has been compromised, especially if their health care provider is unaware that a breach has occurred.
In this presentation, the speakers will discuss new threat intelligence research that can help hospitals identify the job categories most vulnerable to cyberattack. Using this research, he/she will demonstrate how these vulnerabilities can put patient safety at risk and describe practical, pro-active steps that institutions can take to protect against cyberattacks. The speakers will also offer techniques for helping hospital executives to realize the need for a more robust cybersecurity posture.”