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Healthcare IT News reports that professional hacker Kevin Johnson has declared the medical industry to be the least prepared to handle the challenges of modern data and network security. When conducting an analysis for his security firm that involved roughly 3,000 organizations, Johnson found that smaller hospitals often believed they would never be attacked, subsequently failing to grasp the urgency of cybercrime and digital threats.

Considering the intense regulations that cover sensitive patient information protection, Johnson’s affirmation that health care industry security is akin to the “Wild West” is troubling.

Other analysts and experts in the field suggest deploying more advanced authentication solutions to shore up defenses against modern threats in health care.