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Healthcare Industry Sees 340% More Security Incidents Than Other Industries

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Carl Leonard Principal Security Analyst

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The Security Labs&trade; team here at Raytheon|Websense&reg; has just released our analysis on the threat landscape specific to the Healthcare industry.</p>

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The report takes into account real-world telemetry observed within our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.websense.com/content/websense-threatseeker-network.aspx?cmpi... Intelligence Cloud.</a></p>
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Healthcare is a major target for cybercriminals.</p>

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Healthcare records hold a treasure trove of data that is valuable to an attacker. No other single type of record contains as much Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that can be used in a multitude of different follow-up attacks and various types of fraud. Health records not only contain vital information on the identity of an individual (name, address, social security) but also often link to financial and insurance information.</p>

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Access to PII allows an attacker to commit identity fraud, while the financial information can lead to financial exploitation. This is a logical and profitable secondary attack area for cybercriminals who have already dealt in stolen credit card data.</p>

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Our top findings include:</p>

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<em>1. On average, the industry sees 340 percent more security incidents and attacks than the average industry.</em></p>

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<em>2. The healthcare industry is 400 percent more likely to be impacted by Advanced Malware.</em></p>

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<em>3. Raytheon|Websense Security Researchers identified ongoing fluctuations of attack patterns throughout 2014 and 2015.</em></p>

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<em>4. The onset of the Internet Of Things presents additional challenges to the Healthcare industry going forward.</em></p>

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<strong>Download the Full Report</strong></p>

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Visit this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.forcepoint.com/content/2015-healthcare-drill-down?utm_source... download the 2015 Industry Drill-Down Report - Healthcare.</p>

About the Author

Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst

Carl Leonard is a Principal Security Analyst within Forcepoint X-Labs. He is responsible for enhancing threat protection and threat monitoring technologies at Forcepoint, in collaboration with the company’s global Labs teams. Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyberattacks that...