How to identify and address insider threats in healthcare

Malicious hackers ascending from the depths of the dark web, state-sponsored ransomware groups, and targeted phishing scams may come to mind when thinking of potential healthcare cybersecurity threats. But insider threats, whether borne from negligence or the intent to harm, can be equally damaging.

When protected health information (PHI) gets into the wrong hands, patient privacy is at risk – regardless of the source of the threat. Healthcare organisations must consider the role that trusted insiders play in safeguarding PHI and create a culture of cybersecurity to avoid cybersecurity risks. A new article of HealthITSecurity explores the prominence of insider threats in healthcare, identify the different types of insider threats, and provide tips for how organizations can mitigate risk.

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