In July, six hospitals fell victim to ransomware, phishing, and other cybersecurity breaches. However, these aren’t scattered incidents. Nearly 55% of healthcare companies in the U.S. claimed that they faced cyberattacks. According to the 2018 Horizon Report, almost 100% of all web applications that are connected to critical health systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Hospitals are places that are meant to heal people after a natural disaster strikes or health emergencies. However, they can become places of disasters and violence due to natural calamities, internal or external threats.
The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) was passed in December 2006 and has great implications for preparedness and response activities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during emergencies.