Healthcare Cybersecurity Weekly Briefing 8-4-2017

Critical Informatics Healthcare Cyber Security

Critical Informatics Healthcare Cyber Security

Global Healthcare Cyber Security Market 2017: Detailed Analysis Covering Major Industry Factors

Charts, graphs, statistics, and tables have been included wherever required to present the information in a clear manner. This study is also presented on geography wise. Every region key factors are provided which is attracting this market towards growth. The report also elaborates on the opportunities the emerging markets of North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America offer. The research report also analyzes the market hierarchy carrying out a SWOT analysis of the key players operating in the global Healthcare Cyber Security market.

Dramatic Surge in Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches Since 2015

“Healthcare payers and providers are on treacherous ground here and some organizations are underestimating cyber-security risks,” KPMG Healthcare Advisory Leader Dion Sheidy said in a press release announcing the survey findings. “There needs to be a higher degree of vigilance among boards and executive suites as attacks become much more sophisticated, especially as doctors need to share information to improve quality and as connected medical devices and wearables proliferate.

Nation-States Are Biggest Cyber Threat for Drug and Medical Device Makers

Nation states topped the list of threats from 53 percent of respondents, followed by individual hackers and hacktivists. The data that hackers are seeking are mostly tied to financial information (69 percent) followed by patents and clinical research (63 percent), found the survey of 100 US tech, data, security executives from medical device and pharmaceutical/biotech companies.“Some nations desperately want intellectual property to support local life sciences organizations without incurring R&D costs and challenges[.]”

Report: 71% of SMBs Are Not Prepared for Cybersecurity Risks

With the threat landscape growing, 94% of IT decision makers said they plan to increase their annual IT security budget in 2017 compared to 2016. “Small- to medium-sized businesses face just as many threats as larger ones, but are often at a disadvantage because of their lack of resources,” said Charlie Tomeo, vice president of worldwide business sales at Webroot. “Given the recent spate of ransomware attacks, it is crucial for these companies to shore up their security.”

How a Coffee Machine Brewed Up Ransomware, and Other Startling Findings in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Report

“So long story short, the coffee machines are supposed to be connected to their own isolated WiFi network, however, the person installing the coffee machine connected the machine to the Internal control room network,” the anonymous Reddit poster wrote. “And then when he didn’t get internet access remembered to also connect it to the isolated WiFi network.”

Report: Healthcare Orgs Not Keeping Up with Daily Cybersecurity Threats

Perhaps the report’s most noteworthy healthcare-related finding was that as is true in many industries, there are more threats than there are time and staff to investigate. Over 40 percent of the healthcare organizations said they come across thousands of security alerts daily, and only 50 percent of those are investigated. Of the alerts that healthcare security teams investigate, 31 percent of those investigated are legitimate threats—but only 48 percent of those legitimate incidents are remediated.


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