44% of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Organizations Have Experienced a Data Breach Caused By a Third Party in the Last 12 Months

GlobeNewswire

SecureLink, a leader in critical access management, has released a new report titled “A Matter of Life And Death: The State of Critical Access Management in Healthcare,” revealing that third-party attacks in healthcare are on the rise and fundamentally threaten not just highly sensitive medical data, but patient care.

The report, which includes data from research conducted in partnership with Ponemon Institute, reveals that within the last year, 44% of healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations experienced a data breach caused by a third party - posing compliance, reputational, and financial risks. With vendors and third parties supplying most of the components that make up the healthcare provider ecosystem, the very structure of the healthcare industry creates a greater attack surface area for data breaches, ransomware, and remote takeover of medical devices. Despite this threat, just 41% of healthcare...

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