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How Healthcare Organizations Can Keep Active on Email Security


Wylie Wong

Healthcare providers safeguard email and protect data from social engineering attacks with a mix of cloud-based and on-premises security tools.

Though email is a ubiquitous and integral part of everyone’s workflow, it has also been a longtime point of vulnerability.

Healthcare systems in particular continue to face cyberthreats via email. In 2021, for instance, a phishing attack gave hackers unauthorized access to some employee email accounts at a California-based health system, compromising patient, employee and student data, including medical records and financial information.

It may be a back-to-basics approach, but strengthening email protections can help an organization’s overall cyber-security posture.

Healthcare systems must adopt a defense-in-depth strategy and deploy multiple email security solutions, including secure email gateways, multifactor authentication and...

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