Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers have continuously targeted credentials to gain access to enterprise networks, particularly those in healthcare, given the rise in remote care and telework. Here are a few recent examples:
Last year, there were 798 confirmed incidences of internal and external healthcare breaches according to the Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report. We read about these incidents virtually daily, and yet, instead of breach numbers reducing, the numbers continue to rise. Of those incidents, 48 percent were caused by insiders.
We recently caught up with a few iatricSystems customers, and they revealed that they discovered that some of their employees were inappropriately viewing patients’ COVID-19 test results. They credit their ability to figuring this out to their Patient Privacy solution, which alerted them of the inappropriate access to patient information.
In a recent report, "2015 Data Breach Investigations Report," conducted by Verizon, analysts put healthcare security under the microscope and identified that insider snooping (think employee snooping and organized crime groups) jumped from 15% in 2014 to 20% in 2015. They observed a surge in organized crime groups that position themselves as people in healthcare so they can swipe data for tax fraud.