Can Healthcare Shore Up Insider Threats, Transparency Needs in 2021?

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Ransomware is often the prime headline-stealing topic when it comes to cybersecurity and risks to the healthcare sector. But many entities often overlook the dominance of insider threats and its overall prevalence in a majority of these attacks.

Previous data has found the healthcare sector is the worst at stopping insider-related breaches, with a 2019 Verizon report revealing that insider security threats were a bigger concern than hacking.

In fact, insiders have been consistently named the biggest risk to healthcare data each year. The 2020 version of the report was the first to find external threats outpacing insiders for the first time in the report's history.

Given the increase...

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