Impact from failure
Apart from causing substantial economic loss to businesses and monetary systems, cyber warfare can harm critical national infrastructure in a variety of ways. In one way, cyber warfare can affect the delivery of essential services to the populace. This has been shown with cyber attacks against electrical grids and the healthcare sector over the past decade. Second, there is the potential to cause physical damage. This was demonstrated by the Stuxnet attack against Iran a decade ago. Cyber warfare tactics may affect the delivery of healthcare as well.
As healthcare sectors continue to move toward increased digitization and interconnectivity, the likelihood of this type of action becomes more real on an almost daily basis. New medical devices are now almost categorically connected to a hospital's information technology system to enable automatic actions and help with healthcare insurance filing, and to enhance patient...