Multiple challenges in securing healthcare technology: Experts


1.5 million SingHealth patients had been the victims of a cyber security breach with their personal details stolen in Singapore's worst cyber attack to date.
1.5 million SingHealth patients had been the victims of a cyber security breach with their personal details stolen in Singapore's worst cyber attack to date. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

The challenge of securing healthcare technology often lies in the complexity of systems used in the industry, experts say.

For example, although basic IT infrastructure such as laptops and servers may be standardised within an institution, a large variety of medical devices may also be connected to its network.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'Multiple challenges in securing healthcare technology: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe