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[Editorial] Cybersecurity and patient protection

Network-connected devices and data are vulnerable to attack, exploitation, and unintended loss. The alleged harvesting of profiles from 50 million people by Cambridge Analytica through friend networks on Facebook is the most recent and egregious example. In May, 2017, the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 200 000 computers across 100 countries also infiltrated a third of National Health Service trusts, and brought some services to a standstill. Yet, despite agreement on the need for better cyber hygiene (risk management and online health), there is no consensus on what form it should take.

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