07 Dec 2021 2 min read

Quantum Computing: IBM’s Quantum Leap Should Raise Red Flags for Healthcare Leaders

QuSecure was recently highlighted in an article on LinkedIn featuring our Healthcare webinar.

Some of the highlights of the article include the following:

“On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, QuSecure conducted a webinar on the quantum threat to healthcare. In the webinar, QuSecure’s COO Skip Sanzeri and CEO Dave Krauthamer discuss traditional and emerging threats to our healthcare system and post-quantum cybersecurity options currently available. According to Privacy Affairs, from 2009 to 2019, over 230 million US healthcare records were lost or stolen, with a 2733 percent increase in healthcare data breaches. Many of these breaches were achieved with traditional means and terabytes’ worth of encrypted patient data and communication was absconded.”

With traditional computing, breaking the encryption would require enormous amounts of distributed computing power or numerous supercomputers to crack even small sums of these data. Still, quantum computers are rapidly evolving, adding to the healthcare industry’s cybersecurity challenge. With that encrypted data, hackers are now employing quantum computers to break many current encryption schemes in vulnerable medical devices that could utilize patients’ data to undermine vital healthcare services. For healthcare businesses, every day that critical patient data is left unprotected increases risk and accountability that compromise secured networks and make them more vulnerable to intrusions. The potential quantum threat to the system needs quick and bold action from today’s healthcare leaders.

In addition to compromised patient data, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement in October (FDA informs patients, providers, and manufacturers about potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities for connected medical devices and health care networks that use specific communication software | FDA) warning patients and providers about the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with medical devices such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and heat pumps. Learn more about the attack on healthcare, compromised IoT medical devices, and better manage your secured network by checking our website for more blogs, webinars, and updates.

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