According to a new report from Malwarebytes, healthcare is now the seventh-most targeted sector and cyberattacks against healthcare organizations jumped 60% during the first three quarters of 2019, compared to all of 2018. The majority of healthcare-focused attacks were caused by negligence, phishing, and supplier vulnerabilities.

 Oftentimes, this industry will allocate a majority of its budget dollars to research, patient care, etc., and leave cybersecurity as an afterthought. Given, however, the massive troves of personal information the healthcare industry contains, it is vital that a more concerted effort is made industry-wide to mitigate cybercrime.