Healthcare worst industry for cyber security


Healthcare continues to be the worst industry for cyber security and is most susceptible to email attacks and cyber-fraud, according to the 2014 first quarter edition of the Agari Email TrustIndex.

Produced by Agari, a provider of real-time, data-driven security solutions that detect and prevent advanced cyber threats, the TrustIndex found that healthcare records are five times more vulnerable than credit card data, categorizing all but one health care company as Easy Targets.

“In Q1, criminals amplified their use of email to spread data-theft malware with a specific focus on massive blitzkrieg attacks. Q1 illustrated yet again that organizations who secure their email channel not only have more consumer trust, but also fewer fraud losses, less operational overhead and stay out of headline news stories about security breaches,” said Patrick Peterson, founder and CEO of Agari.

“Despite a widening array of incidents where brands who are suffering criminal abuse trick consumers into taking action that leads to malware infection, major industry sectors fail to prevent cyberattacks with the DMARC standard. The massive volume spikes in blitzkrieg-style email attacks necessitate a proactive, preventive solution.”