While data breaches like those experienced by Yahoo and the DNC tend to grab the headlines, health care was the most cyber-attacked industry in 2016, and its data security practices lag behind other industries', making it an increasingly desirable target. From electronic medical records to networked medical devices - institutional and personal - these tools have great potential rewards, but also risks in the digital era. Questions will include:
- Why do health-care industry security practices lag behind other sectors?
- What threats exist to individuals' privacy and safety, and to this critical piece of national infrastructure?
- What actions should be taken to address our vulnerabilities, and how are "white hat" hackers helping?