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BitSight Study: Healthcare Sector is Far Too Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Healthcare is under attack. Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and others are prime targets for hackers due to the valuable protected health information (PHI) they store and the vital role they play in our nation’s critical...

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4 Cybersecurity Risks Healthcare Providers Face With Their Vendors

If you’re involved in a healthcare-based organization, you’ve likely noticed the push for stronger vendor security and vendor risk management (VRM) practices. There are a few reasons for this.

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Security Breaches In Healthcare: How These 7 Recent Cases Happened

There have been a number of large healthcare breaches in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post called 2015 the “year of the health-care attack.” This chart, accessed from Modern Healthcare, represents 11 of the largest healthcare...

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Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?

Today BitSight released a new BitSight Insights Report. Our objective in publishing these reports is to share findings from analysis conducted on the terabytes of security-incident data we gather on a daily basis. Due to our unique...

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Discussing Third-Party Risk Management in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare security and how updated HIPAA/HITECH Act regulations are changing the nature of risk in that industry are hot topics right now. "The rules have made it easier for organizations to have penalties levied against them because of...

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