According to Privacy Affairs, over 230 million US Healthcare records were lost or stolen between 2009-2019, and healthcare data breaches increased by 2733% in the same period.
Technology has made paper-based healthcare records a thing of the past. Now, health records and patient management information are digital and flow across networks. In addition, healthcare is adopting IOT at a rapid rate, making it more difficult to protect health data. Powerful quantum computers will be used to attack healthcare systems, and data needs to be protected now with post-quantum cybersecurity to prevent against data harvesting and decryption for the time when cryptographically relevant quantum computers are available.
Since healthcare data lasts the life of the patient, it needs to be secured for 25 years or more, thus the time to act is now. Quantum computers are a threat since they can factor large numbers on on which our public key infrastructure (PKI) is built. Our healthcare systems rely on conventional PKI to secure their communications to keep data safe. Attacks that take hundreds or even thousands of years to carry out via classical computers could take seconds using quantum computers.
- Wednesday — November 10, 2021
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