340% Increase In Cyber Attacks In Healthcare Sector: Study

Healthcare is highly-targeted and increasingly vulnerable as the next wave of connected devices hits an already complex technology environment…

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Medical identity theft hits all-time high

The lion’s share of medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve the crime. What’s more, about 50 percent of consumers say they would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records. How’s that for a business case to take security a little more seriously?

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Limit Your Digital Health Profile to Help Protect Against Identity Theft

In the medical field, accurate and comprehensive patient data is critical for health professionals to provide adequate care. As medical organizations have moved their data infrastructures online, doctors and nurses are able to share information easily and quickly. While these technological developments allow for better healthcare, consumers may be more at risk due to the potential loss, theft, or sale of their personal health information

One of the main threats posed by a comprehensive medical record is medical identity theft, which occurs when someone uses an individual’s name and personal identity to fraudulently receive healthcare. In 2014, more than 2.3 million adult Americans or their close family members became medical identity theft victims, an increase of about 22 percent from the year previous….

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The Evolution of Healthcare Cybercrime

Cybercrimes targeting healthcare organizations are growing and evolving, and much can be learned from recent breach investigations, says James Nettesheim, a senior consultant at Mandiant, a FireEye company.

One of the big shifts in the landscape is that healthcare entities are growing targets of advanced persistent threats, Nettesheim says. “[These threats] are targeting both the technology behind the healthcare industry and the personal information…

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