Majority of health orgs saw significant security incidents in 2017, HIMSS survey finds

Healthcare IT News: About 76 percent of healthcare leadership admitted their organizations faced a significant security incident in the past year, according to the annual HIMSS cybersecurity survey released this week at HIMSS18.

HIMSS polled 239 healthcare leaders between December 2017 and January 2018.

The report found that of the attacks, 96 percent were caused by an identifiable threat actor. The top three culprits were phishers, negligent insiders and hackers. Email was the primary initial point of entry for 61 percent of these attacks.

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