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Securing the Healthcare Industry

Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:36 pm

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The healthcare industry, arguably one of the most technologically advanced considering the gadgets and devices now used to monitor health statistics and perform medical procedures, is ironically among the most ‘unhealthy’ when it comes to network security. Delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely to be targeted than other organisations. Healthcare record theft increased  a shocking 1100% this year with more than 100 million records compromised ( worldwide. The biggest threat, says ...