Cybersecurity is a critical concern for everyone in the healthcare industry. Both individuals and healthcare institutions handle sensitive personal information. If this information is compromised, It can cause serious damage to healthcare organizations and their affiliated people. Breaches to health data can lead to identity theft, financial loss, legal liabilities, and damage to one’s reputation.
In 2015, Anthem, one of the the largest U.S. health insurance company, disclosed that attackers accessed its corporate database by way of a phishing email. 79 million records containing patient and employee data were stolen.