Risky Assets and Traffic Still Prevalent in Leading Healthcare Orgs


Matt Kraning

Welcome to Expanse’s new blog series, Internet Data Bytes! This series will examine trends and cybersecurity risks Expanse regularly uncovers through our unique observations of Internet-accessible systems and services belonging to the world’s largest and most complex organizations.

For this edition, we’re taking a quick dive into what a typical week looks like for the global enterprise networks of six Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Over the course of one week in June 2020, Expanse monitored for Internet traffic anomalies associated with each of these organizations. Each company generates more $10 billion in annual revenue and has over 10,000 employees. Expanse removed scanner traffic from our analysis, which means we’ve looked only at targeted communications.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the potentially catastrophic implications of network disruption, it’s never been more important to...

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