NEW YORK – According to a recent survey conducted by Verizon, it has been found that the healthcare sector enjoys the top spot on the list of cybersecurity breaches. And most of the breaches are executed within the healthcare organization. There are no proper security services available in the healthcare institution as only 15% of entities have Chief information security officer but the response to cybersecurity threats is very slow. Also, over 50% of healthcare businesses don’t take the necessary measures for risk assessment.
With the need to provide awareness in phishing industry, steps are being taken by various healthcare organizations, but the speed of implementation is less than required. In order to provide phishing awareness tips and necessary education to deal with ransomware as well as email attacks, a lot of healthcare companies have made more than 10% of increment spending. According to Infoblox, as compared to the year 2017, the spending on cybersecurity lies between 11-20% and the major components for cybersecurity investments within healthcare companies are firewall, anti-virus, and application security. Email phishing training is a popular subject in phishing awareness training within these healthcare companies.
Verizon reported that due to the lack of a proper phishing awareness training, ransomware enjoys the list of popular malware attacks. In 2017, it accounted for over 70% in the healthcare sector. After the human error, the second major factor which contributes to healthcare’s security vulnerability is the security of connected devices. The pace that is needed to ensure the security of interconnected devices is not sufficient and this work needs to be done more seriously.