- The adoption of telehealth vendors has significantly expanded healthcare providers' attack surface
- Researchers find a noticeable increase in leaks from primary healthcare and telehealth companies on the dark web since February 2020
- Threat actors use strains of ransomware that are uniquely tailored to take down healthcare IT infrastructures
- Despite new risks from telehealth vendors, the healthcare sector has improved its security posture compared to 2019
While COVID-19 has proven the healthcare industry's overall resilience, it has also increased its cybersecurity risk. A new report indicates that the rapid adoption and onboarding of telehealth vendors has led to a significantly increased digital footprint and attack surface, leaving both provider and patient data at risk.