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The 3 Biggest Threats Healthcare Data Security is Facing Right Now

The 3 Biggest Threats Healthcare Data Security is Facing Right Now (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

The numbers illustrate that cybersecurity is a major issue in the healthcare sector and that it should be the top priority of the industry to implement security measures and take steps towards the protection of data.  Beyond cyber threats and attackers, there are other problems which cause serious security breaches. Anthony Giandomenico, a senior security strategist and researcher for Fortinet, tells in an interview with HealthTech “Most of the users don’t know that their phones are as unsafe as their desktops and laptops, which, in turn, lowers their guard when determining if, for example, an email is legitimate or not.” In an independent survey of 600 mobility professionals working with industries in healthcare, financial services, and public sector, it was found that “More than a third of healthcare organizations (35%) entities said they had suffered data loss or downtime due to mobile device security breaches.” How to protect mobile devices? To prevent a data breach through mobile devices, healthcare providers should encourage users to employ basic cyber hygiene when using mobile devices.

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