With the healthcare industry growing more digital every year, cybersecurity has become an even greater focus. With the sensitive nature of medical records and the information they hold, the healthcare industry is constantly seeking new and better ways to keep their patient’s data private and secure. It isn’t just a proactive measure, either. It’s in response to the very real threat of hackers trying to steal personal data.
Why would hackers want medical information? They are able to monetize the collection and sharing of personal data, particularly in the healthcare industry. This makes hospitals and other healthcare facilities susceptible to breaches. Recently, Rasmussen College wrote an article on this issue, and sought advice from Skylink’s Chief Technology Officer Jacob Ackerman to provide insight into how businesses in the healthcare industry can protect their information.