healthcare cyber risk News

U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley

Whether it is an email sent to the wrong recipient, discharge instructions given to the wrong patient, or a server containing protected health information (PHI) accidentally left open to the public, healthcare entities continue to struggle with data breaches caused …

Willis Partners with HITRUST to Address the Healthcare Industry’s Cyber Exposures

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has partnered with Willis North America to identify a common approach and develop products to better align insurance premiums with cyber …

90% of Healthcare Firms Hit by Cyber Attack: Ponemon

A rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. healthcare system $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once targeted retailers and financial firms increasingly go after medical records, security researchers say. Criminal attacks against …

Healthcare Industry Lacks Adequate Cybersecurity, Says FBI

The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans’ personal medical records and health insurance data. Health data is far more valuable to hackers …