39% of Healthcare Organizations Suffered Ransomware Attacks in the Cloud in 2020

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Netwrix

As a result of a cloud breach, one in four healthcare organization was fined for non-compliance and 1 in 10 was sued, Netwrix study finds.

IRVINE, Calif., — Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today announced findings for the healthcare sector from its global 2021 Netwrix Cloud Data Security Report.

The survey found that in 2020, the most common incidents that healthcare institutions experienced in the cloud were phishing (reported by 44% of organizations), ransomware (39%) and data theft by insiders (35%). Data theft was the hardest of the three to detect; more than half of organizations required days or weeks to flag it, while phishing and ransomware were spotted in hours or less by...

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