What the Shift to 5G Will Mean for Healthcare Cybersecurity?
5G has spent years hovering on the horizon, its industry-revolutionizing potential waiting just out of reach for healthcare providers and consumers. But now, the wait is (almost) over — and for some, it already is.
5G’s entry onto the scene has the potential to expand the healthcare industry’s potential in ways that we would never have imagined a decade ago — and pose all-new security risks for patients and providers.
With the new wireless tech, healthcare organizations can rely on a faster, more reliable internet connection for thousands of medical devices and objects at any given time. It also offers providers who have limited or no access to broadband internet — i.e., isolated rural practices — a chance to easily connect to the internet-facilitated health services that those in urban areas might take for granted.
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