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Healthcare firms biggest target for cyber crooks

Bonnie Gardiner | Sept. 24, 2015
The sector had more than three times the number of security incidents than the average industry.

The large number of data breaches affecting healthcare this year has been a wake up call for the sector, Leonard said.

“They’re already very aware of the regulatory bodies that impose certain best practice and frameworks on how to protect that data, but given that the threat landscape has changed so significantly, security must become a priority.

“They’re trying to deliver fantastic patient care and often security is considered a hindrance to that core business function. But if you have good security and are protecting your environment then you’re actually able to better deliver patient care.”


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