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.
Email attacks – in the form of phishing and ransomware threats - are on the rise. Cybersecurity Ventures sees ransomware attacks growing over the next three years, and they will result in organizations shelling out more than $65 billion by 2021. Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Incident Report also highlighted the escalation in health care ransomware attacks, but noted that insider misuse and mistakes were surging as companies said 68% of threats were internal versus 32% from outside sources. Read more.