For my final assignment I have chosen to talk about how hackers have gained access to hospital computer software and manipulated systems. This trend has the ability to place patients at harm.
‘To solve these problems, there are many levels of technology, such as cryptography technology, network security technology and so on.”(Ming, Chen, Guo, 2019). Cryptography is the art of writing or solving codes. Network security technology is also another way to prevent hackers from manipulating systems. Healthcare professionals also have a responsibility in detecting possible computer hackers as well. Upon employment, employers are educated on not opening suspicious emails that maybe an attempt for hackers to gain access into computer software. Healthcare employers who use screens and monitors in their field of work, also need to be educated on how to recognize when software has been manipulated. For example, areas of care that use monitors for diagnosing purposes need to be able to decipher actual patient data from manipulated data possibly shown on screens and monitors.
Other ways to prevent software attacks are to keep computer software updated frequently. Companies and organizations should invest in the latest computer security programs. Never use open wi-fi on a computer router, always update your password frequently and create a password that does not involve birthdays or any significant events in your life that will be easy to figure out, and do not wander on websites that are not allowed by the organization.
Preventing computer hackers is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. On going computer education training is a must in order to prevent computer hackers and software malfunctions.