All industries need a sound cybersecurity strategy and incident response plan, but that is especially the case for health care given that instances of data breaches are on the rise. In its 2017 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec noted that health care was listed second in the services industry in cyberbreaches, up 22% in 2016 over 2015.
A Bomgar survey also found that insiders and third-party vendors have become a top concern for two-thirds of security professionals, with 63% of respondents saying that employee mistakes and mishandling of data is their biggest challenge. Sixty-nine percent also reported that a third-party vendor, with access to the organization’s system, contributed to a security breach in the past year. Read more.