Insider Cloud Data Theft Plagues Healthcare Sector

Infosecurity Magazine

Phil Muncaster

Over a third (35%) of global healthcare organizations suffered cloud data theft by malicious insiders last year, according to data from Netwrix.

The findings come from the security vendor’s 2021 Netwrix Cloud Data Security Report, based on interviews with 937 IT professionals around the world.

It claimed that while insider theft was less common than phishing (44%) and ransomware (39%) last year, it took far longer to detect and remediate.

In fact, over a quarter of respondents (28%) said they needed weeks to discover such incidents, while in the case of the other threats nearly half of IT pros (49%) said they detected phishing in minutes and 43% that they spotted ransomware and other malware within hours.

Over two-fifths (43%) said they needed weeks to resolve insider data theft incidents, versus just 25% for phishing and 28% for ransomware.

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