Cyber-security breaches at 67 percent of healthcare organisations last year

European Pharma | January 16, 2020

A survey has found that a large portion of healthcare organisations in the UK experienced cyber-security incidents last year, which were mostly due to employees sharing data. According to new research, in the last 12 months, 67 percent of healthcare organisations in the UK suffered a cyber-security incident. The data was compiled by Clearswift, which surveyed senior business decision makers within healthcare organisations. The findings revealed that 48 percent of incidents occurred as a result of viruses or malware from third-party devices, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices or USB sticks.

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"Despite a growing focus on defensive efforts, the number of successful cybersecurity breaches continues to rise. To address the growing threat, in 2013 an Executive Order (EO) was issued that provided a mandate to establish a voluntary common framework for cybersecurity defense.

As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was tasked with development of a common framework to strengthen cybersecurity defenses across critical infrastructure in all industries and organizations. This is more commonly known as the Cybersecurity Framework (CF). The NIST CF consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure.

This white paper provides background information on the CF guidance and explains how organizations should use the framework to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk."

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"Despite a growing focus on defensive efforts, the number of successful cybersecurity breaches continues to rise. To address the growing threat, in 2013 an Executive Order (EO) was issued that provided a mandate to establish a voluntary common framework for cybersecurity defense.

As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was tasked with development of a common framework to strengthen cybersecurity defenses across critical infrastructure in all industries and organizations. This is more commonly known as the Cybersecurity Framework (CF). The NIST CF consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure.

This white paper provides background information on the CF guidance and explains how organizations should use the framework to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk."

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