Healthcare Information Security
  • AI, IoT, Medical Devices Top Health Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    December 13, 2018 - Cybersecurity continued to be a struggle for many in the healthcare sector this year, with several massive breaches, successful targeted phishing campaigns, and security events caused by human error. While providers struggled with the basics, like email errors and a lack of encryption, hackers have pummeled the sector with increasingly sophisticated attack methods. Protenus won’t...

  • Reduce Employee Email Risk by Taking Decisions Away from Users

    December 10, 2018 - Employees and human error often top the list as the healthcare sector’s biggest threat. Considering they are the catalyst for clicking malicious links, engaging with targeted phishing campaigns and mistakenly sending emails to the wrong recipient, it’s easy to place the blame on human error. In fact, the Protenus Breach Barometer from the third-quarter found 23 percent of...

  • Biggest Challenges, Lessons Learned from Health Cybersecurity in 2018

    December 6, 2018 - The cybersecurity issues faced by the healthcare sector in 2018 aren’t much different from those in recent years. However, hackers are increasing in sophistication and steadily improving success rates. The year started off with a bang with several high-profile security events and continued throughout this month. Meanwhile, most providers continued to struggle to keep up, due to...

  • How to Build a Balanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Budget

    December 5, 2018 - The majority of healthcare security stakeholders agree that cybersecurity budgets are underfunded. And frankly, health organizations aren’t keeping pace with hackers who are continuously improving in sophistication. Data security programs are still often underfunded and understaffed, according to a Black Book Market Research report. The same report found cybersecurity spending...


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