Top 10 cybersecurity risks for the healthcare sector in 2024

"In 2024, the healthcare sector faces heightened cybersecurity risks, with an escalating threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches, and exploitation of emerging technologies. Increased reliance on interconnected medical devices and telehealth platforms amplifies vulnerabilities, making patient data susceptible to compromise. Persistent challenges include inadequate infrastructure, limited cybersecurity awareness, and a shortage of skilled professionals. The evolving landscape of cyber threats demands proactive measures to safeguard sensitive information, ensure regulatory compliance, and fortify digital resilience. Stakeholders must prioritize investments in robust cybersecurity frameworks, employee training, and threat intelligence to mitigate evolving risks and uphold the integrity of healthcare systems.

Top 10 cyber risks for healthcare organizations in 2024

1. AI based risks
2. Ransomware-as-a-service
3. IoT attack
4. Telemedicine (pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and other supplies) and telemedicine security
5. Increase in geopolitical/state-sponsored attacks targeting critical infrastructure
6. Data privacy regulations
7. Supply chain attack
8. Cybersecurity workforce shortage
9. Insider threats and social engineering
10. DDoS attacks "