Mitigating Insider Security Threats in Healthcare

While major hacking incidents regularly grab headlines, insider threats - including malicious individuals, careless or disgruntled employees and third-party contractors - continue to pose significant and sometimes underestimated risk to healthcare sector entities, federal authorities warn.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordinating Center, or HC3, in a threat brief issued Friday spotlights risks and challenges the healthcare sector faces because of insider threats, including fraud, data theft, system sabotage, competitive loss, liability issues and brand damage.

Top insider threats for healthcare sector entities include individuals that have a grievance against an organization and act on it, negligent and careless users, and third-party vendors and contractors that have elevated permissions on an entity's systems.

Dave Bailey, Vice President of Security Services discusses developing and maintaining solid security practices.

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