Given the sensitivity of personal information that healthcare organizations have, it's no surprise that we are seeing a significant uptick on attacks in this vertical.
Paired with the staggering increase of accidental exposures, the need for better security practices, and even a fresh, new approach to breach recovery is long overdue.
What if these companies knew in real-time that their data was exposed instead of weeks or even months after?
4iQ Identity Threat Intelligence can help identify exposures in the Deep Dark Web before bad actors can wreak havoc on hospitals, staff, partners and...patients during their most vulnerable times.
McAfee Labs reported that the health, education and public sectors accounting for more than half of total cybersecurity incidents globally in 2016 and 2017. McAfee Labs saw healthcare surpass the public sector to report the greatest number of security incidents in the second quarter of this year. McAfee Labs’ quarterly analysis of publicly disclosed security incidents found the public sector to be the most impacted North American sector over the last six quarters, but healthcare overtook it in Q2 with 26% of incidents. “While overall healthcare data breaches are most likely the result of accidental disclosures and human error, cyberattacks on the sector continue to increase. The trend began the first quarter of 2016 when numerous hospitals around the world sustained ransomware attacks. The attacks paralyzed several departments and some hospitals had to transfer patients and postpone surgeries.”