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Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2155-6_2

2. How Hackers Gain Access to a Healthcare Facility or Hospital Network

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

This is where the hacker begins to exploit the hospital’s network. The hacker gains access to an active medical device on a hospital network in any one of dozens of ways. Having successfully carried out a spear-phishing campaign, the hacker knows who the network administrator is, who the technicians are, and has even obtained some email addresses for hospital staff from attendee lists at medical conferences posted to the Internet. Hospital directories are also a good source of information. When an unsuspecting hospital employee ...

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