The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is long and messy enough to give nearly anyone a headache. You probably know the law limits the sharing of patient information, but it also offers a wide range of exceptions. And criminals may try to exploit them.
According to the Journal of Medicine, medical providers don’t give enough thought to the threat of social engineering. Altogether, this threat includes all the different techniques cybercriminals may use to trick people into sharing confidential information. But these techniques stand apart from standard cyberattacks because they exploit people, not systems.