Telehealth solutions are seeing rapid dramatic growth. U.S. regulators have relaxed some security and oversight protections to provide required healthcare, especially to vulnerable individuals. However, telehealth is also increasing cybersecurity risks. As telehealth and virtual care are more widely adopted, threat actors are exploiting the disruption caused by the global pandemic.
Since telehealth conferencing uses a patient’s home or personal mobile device, potential cyber vulnerabilities can be introduced from things like outdated operating systems and poorly secured home networks.