Obsolete, outdated software puts Victorian hospitals and police at risk of cyber attacks
This article talks about the following: Cyber-Attacks have been threatening the hospital industry too. The recent case of Victoria’s critical services such as Police, Hospitals, and Child protection have been victims of these attacks and this has been attributed primarily to outdated computer systems. These outdated systems were never updated with security patches for a long time by the developers and this has led to huge losses in terms of data, financial, and patient records from hospitals.
It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the future. Is this a problem of negligence, lack of government control, or lack of financial resources? In either of the case, it has ultimately become a disaster and until this is taken care now, it would only aggravate over the next couple of years. How can the Victorian government ensure safety of critical care services? Will they be ready to make capital investments in these areas and at the earliest?