SILICON: Risks and side effects of missing security measures
Recent Mimecast Study Reveals Level of Security Threats in Healthcare.
Cyber attacks in the healthcare sector can have serious consequences. The victims thrive on more than reputational or monetary losses: in the worst case, health care suffers. According to Mimecast's latest State of Email Security Report , 71 percent of German healthcare companies surveyed noticed an increase in malicious emails over the past year.
Healthcare is an extremely lucrative target for hackers: First, the IT infrastructure in many hospitals and healthcare facilities is outdated and security budgets are often tight. On the other hand, a large amount of sensitive, personal data is generated and processed here - a veritable gold mine for hackers.