July 19, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) has potential benefits for health care, but it also gives cybercriminals another tool to enhance their digital attacks.
In a new issue brief, the HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) warned of the potential challenges of AI and how hospitals and health organizations can stay safe. HC3 said AI is a “double-edge sword” for health systems, creating new threats and technologies to stay protected.
With AI, it’s easier than ever to design and execute attacks on health systems, including phishing emails, impersonation attacks, use of complex malware code, and ransomware, the report notes.
“The dark web contains many examples of discussions of the use of ChatGPT and other AI technologies to create malware and launch cyberattacks,” the report notes.
Among the key takeaways:
The report is available to review online.
For more information about health care cybersecurity, contact Jason Tomashunas, CHEP, HAP manager, emergency management.
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