The digital revolution has given healthcare organizations new tools to increase team efficiency and improve their customer experience. But it's also opened up new vectors that cybercriminals can use to attack. As your attack surface expands to web infrastructure that you don't own or control, it becomes increasingly difficult to protect your digital assets and your data. You must shift security priorities from prevention to detection and remediation.
Data is among an organization’s most valuable assets. Its management and protection should be viewed as a mission-critical stewardship rather than mere compliance. Larger and more costly cybersecurity incidents coincide with annually increasing regulatory and liability pressures. Looming U.S. privacy legislation on the horizon coupled with the General Data Protection Regulation’s impacts (Google recently received a $57 million fine), intensifies pressure on organizations to understand their legal compliance obligations and to safeguard private information.
Security in the cloud vs. cloud security – whose job is it anyway? According to F5 Labs researchers, 86% of successful data breaches begin with compromises of the application layer services or user identities – placing responsibility for app security squarely in the hands of the app owners, developers, and enterprises deploying them. Application security can be difficult and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
New research from Carbon Black shows that cyberattacks are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated, as nation state actors and crime syndicates continue to leverage fileless attacks, lateral movement, island hopping and counter incident response in an effort to remain undetected. This issue is compounded by resources and budgeting. Not only is there a major talent deficit in cybersecurity, there is also a major spending delta. What’s more, according to Carbon Black’s research, businesses are largely unaware about the scale, scope, and sophistication of modern attacks.