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Healthcare Industry Will Underestimate Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

January 17, 2018

2017 was an unprecedented year for breaches and ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. Yet, according to a new report from Black Book, more than eight in ten provider organizations lack a reliable leader for cybersecurity, while only 11% plan to get a cybersecurity officer in 2018. The survey revealed that the healthcare industry continues to underestimate security threats as attackers continue to seek data and monetary gain. The results also revealed the hesitation of healthcare providers to adopt best practices for thwarting attacks, including the failure to conduct regular security risk assessments and penetration testing of firewalls.

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