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Sophisticated phishing and deepfakes: How generative AI brings new threats for hospitals (www.statnews.com)

TLDR; Summary

  • The ubiquity of AI tools like ChatGPT can be beneficial for hospitals in terms of diagnostic aids and administrative assistance.
  • However, security experts warn that these tools can also be exploited by malicious hackers due to outdated cyber protections in the healthcare industry.
  • Health leaders are assessing risks, recruiting cybersecurity teams, and updating training materials to educate staff about sophisticated phishing and hacking attempts enhanced by AI.
  • Regulators and cyber companies are urging hospitals to upgrade their security measures to prepare for potential cyber threats.
  • Medical device cybersecurity experts express concerns about the growing risks and the lack of effective ways to combat them.