Infographic: Healthcare's Cybersecurity Knowledge Gap

February 28, 2019
Aaron Jentzen

Anyone in a healthcare organization can find themselves targeted through phishing and business email compromise (BEC) — some of the industry’s most pervasive and damaging cyber threats. As our new infographic shows, many employees aren’t prepared to protect against these attacks, which can jeopardize confidential data — and even patient safety.

In healthcare, cyber criminals rely on targeting people rather than technology. As noted in the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, “[s]ignificant security incidents are a near universal experience in US healthcare organizations with many of the incidents initiated by bad actors, leveraging email as a means to compromise the integrity of their targets.”

Our new infographic, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Knowledge Gap, illustrates the industry’s critical security awareness challenges. For infosec professionals in healthcare, these insights and statistics can help position your security awareness training program for more widespread buy-in within your organization.

This and other infographics can be downloaded as PDFs in our online Resource Center. The Resource Center includes useful research and tips on running an effective security awareness training program, as well as a variety of free tools that can help drive end-user awareness.