Healthcare Industry Struggling with Frequent Cyber Attacks

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Healthcare organizations are facing almost one cyber attack per month. About 48% of healthcare IT and IT security practitioners have said they had a breach involving loss or exposure of patient information in the past year.

According to a report from the Ponemon Institute, organizations are struggling to find successful security strategies.

Some of the most notable threats come from:

  • System failures
  • Unsecured medical devices
  • Identity thieves
  • Unsecured mobile devices

On average, organizations have an advanced persistent threat (APT) incident every three months. The fallout of this includes IT downtime, an inability to provide services, and for forty-four percent of respondents, these incidents resulted in the theft of personal information.

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