SANS survey reveals security practices in healthcare in light of record breaches. Learn how these breaches occurred and what can be done to prevent new ones.
2015 was the year of the healthcare breach, with a reported 253 successful hacks that affected 500 individuals or more and resulted in a combined loss of over 112 million records. Huge breaches accounted for the bulk of the damage, and the top six breaches affected at least one million individuals. These are just a few of the findings from the 2016 SANS survey on the state of security and risk in healthcare organizations.
The report is based on interviews with 163 healthcare IT professionals. Other findings include:
- 38 percent of respondents consider medical devices to be at high risk
- 6 percent report medical devices as the source of breaches
- 39 percent see insiders as a key threat
- 50 percent consider supporting infrastructure (such as underlying middleware or the network as a whole) to be at high risk
Download the SANS report to learn more.