Two-thirds of UK healthcare organisations breached last year

The perils of allowing unchecked access to your network…:

[…] Clearswift – which is owned by US automation and security specialists HelpSystems – enlisted Vanson Bourne to survey IT leaders and decision makers in healthcare organisations, and found that 48% of all incidents were virus or malware infections that occurred through the use of uncleared and unsecured third party devices, such as internet of things (IoT) enabled equipment, or USB thumb drives.

Other factors in attacks on the health sector included the sharing of information with unauthorised recipients (39%), users failing to follow protocol or data protection policies (37%), and users clicking on malicious links in emails or on social media (28%), suggesting that user education in the industry is not being taken seriously either.

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