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Evaluating Maturity: The State of Healthcare Security

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Jan 18, '17

On April 8th 2014 the FBI issued a warning to the healthcare industry.

The two page report informed providers that healthcare data was far more valuable than credit card data or social security numbers, because it could be used for identity theft. To further accentuate the need for security investment, the report continued:

"The healthcare industry is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to the financial and retail sectors, therefore the possibility of increased cyber intrusions is likely."

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Topics: Security, Healthcare

The Top 9 Reasons Healthcare Organizations are a Hacker’s Best Friend

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Jan 10, '17

In recent years, healthcare organizations have been attacked with more frequency, velocity, and fervor than any other industry. IBM dubbed 2015 “the year of the healthcare breach” in their 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, and if recent headlines are anything to go by 2016 wasn’t much better.

But why are healthcare organizations targeted so consistently? On the surface, gambling sites and financial institutions would seem like better targets, so what is it about healthcare organizations that threat actors find so tempting?

In the end, it all comes down to one factor: Money.

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Topics: Data Breach, Ransomware, Security, Healthcare

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Let's Fight Back Together

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 6, '16

National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is observed every October, is an opportunity for us as a nation to spotlight security issues that impact our daily lives. As proven by the exponential increase in data breaches, threat actors are finding their way past current security defenses. We need to fight back together if we are ever going to turn the tides on data breaches, phishing attacks, and other malicious online threats that cost organizations and individuals each year.

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Topics: Phishing, Cyber Security Awareness Month, Security


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