Rethinking Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry


The sector will always be an ideal target for cybercriminals, and steps are needed in order to protect information

One thousand dollars. That is the current potential value for a patient healthcare record on the robust and largely unpoliced Dark Web black market. With the mean size of data breaches in the healthcare industry at roughly 20,500 records, this adds up to a profitable segment of cyber theft. In fact, it is the most profitable sector for cyber threat actors to focus their energy and efforts on.

With incidents rapidly rising, and the healthcare industry’s seemingly slow adoption of cyber security principles and operations, the sector is a prime target and will continue to be so until systemic changes are made to how entities protect their patients’ most critical data.

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Source: Arabian Business