Alaap B. Shah and Brian Hedgeman, attorneys in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in HealthTech, in “How Healthcare Organizations Use AI to Keep Their Networks Secure,” by Jeremy Weiss.

Following is an excerpt:

In the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2019 cybersecurity survey, only 22 percent of respondents said they did not experience a significant security incident over the previous 12 months. That means nearly 80 percent of responding organizations suffered a major breach. …

Healthcare IT leaders must keep in mind, however, that many hackers already leverage AI and automation in their attack efforts.

“Though AI is having a transformative effect on the healthcare industry relative to cybersecurity, there are still serious concerns regarding the technology,” write Brian Hedgeman and Alaap B. Shah of the law firm Epstein Becker Green in a post on Lexology. “External threats may train machines to hack systems at human or superhuman levels.” …

Despite the benefits AI and automation offer for security, it’s still important for healthcare providers to have a well-rounded protection strategy, Hedgeman and Shah say.

“Organizations should continue to maintain a team of highly skilled security personnel to oversee the implementation and use of AI tools and be on hand to make critical, real-time decisions where automation cannot resolve a cybersecurity issue,” they write.

Related reading:

Health Law Advisor, “Artificial Intelligence: A Potential Cybersecurity Safeguard or Viable Threat to the Healthcare Industry?” by Alaap B. Shah, Brian Hedgeman.

Jump to Page

Privacy Preference Center

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.