Focus: Security

Report says healthcare's biggest security threats come from inside

March 14, 2018

Healthcare is the only industry in which internal actors are the biggest security threat to an organization, according to an article on the SC Media website.

The "Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report" found 58 percent of healthcare cybersecurity incidents involved insiders.

Workers driven by financial gains such tax fraud or opening lines of credit with stolen information accounted for 48 percent of those incidents, the report found.

Fun or curiosity in looking up the personal records of celebrities or family members accounted for 31 percent, and convenience accounted for 10 percent.

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