New data from IBM shows the healthcare industry was the top target of cyberattacks last year, outpacing financial services, manufacturing, and even government agencies. More than half of the attacks were the result of a healthcare worker innocently giving system access to individuals whose motives were not so innocent, or attributed to poor compliance with an organization’s own cybersecurity policies. At least 100 million healthcare records were compromised as a result in 2015. Such breaches could leave urgent care centers at risk for litigation. Cybersecurity experts recommend using cloud services, ensuring that all systems are updated regularly, and communicating internal policies regarding passwords and who can access various areas of the business’s systems.
Urgent Care Beware: Healthcare is the Top Target for Cyberattacks