Sailors assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) treat a patient from Los Angeles medical facilities March 29, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano)

Smart Buildings Present a Unique Healthcare Cybersecurity Threat

The virtual and physical realms are becoming increasingly enmeshed through the world of the Internet of Things. The rate of Internet connections is outpacing companies’ abilities to secure them.

As a result, a large driver of cybercrime is the least-protected networks and systems found in the healthcare information technology world – building automation, or smart building technology.

For example, hackers stole 40 million credit card numbers from Target by getting into the retailer’s internet-connected HVAC systems. And in another example, hackers got access to a North American database by way of a web-connected fish tank.

Read more at Healthcare IT News

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