The 5 biggest cybersecurity threats for the healthcare industry

TechRepublic

Veronica Combs

Cloud-first security firm Wandera reports that malicious network traffic is the highest cybersecurity risk for hospitals and other healthcare providers and affects 72% of all organizations. This security threat establishes network access from an app to a web service that is known to demonstrate malicious behavior, such as downloading unauthorized software and gathering sensitive data.

The new report, "Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry," ranked phishing and outdated operating systems as the other top risks. A recent Verizon report found that a majority of healthcare organizations are relying more on cloud storage and predict that within five years most users will access this data via mobile devices. These trends combined with an increase in cyber attacks make securing health data more important than ever. Cybercriminals are...

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