Healthcare’s Password Problem and The Need for Management, Vaults

HealthcareITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Digital Shadows recently reported that at least 15 billion compromised credentials and passwords are for sale on the dark web. The data should serve as a warning to healthcare entities on the need for enhanced password management, employee education, and the need for password vaults.

User authentication and identity access management are crucial to any mature security posture. However, many users actively engage in risky password and authentication practices, including the reuse of passwords across multiple accounts.

Particularly in the healthcare sector...

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