Your doctor’s office is vulnerable to hackers, but Congress could fix it easily

Small health-care facilities like doctors’ offices are uniquely vulnerable to cyberattacks due to the sensitive information on their networks, and because many lack the resources to defend themselves. Congress could help change that by adjusting two laws designed to prevent improper business arrangements between doctors and hospitals.

That’s according to a new report by the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, a group of 21 private sector and government cybersecurity experts and administrators convened by Congress as part of the landmark Cybersecurity Act of 2015.

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