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E-Health Companies Cyber Attack Reports 2019
Evaluating Cybersecurity Threats, Incidents, and Trends in E-Health, eCommerce, and Insurance - A 2019 Overview

The year 2019 witnessed significant cybersecurity challenges across various sectors, with healthcare, e-health, e-commerce, and insurance being no exceptions. Reports from IBM, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shed light on the evolving threat landscape and the steps taken to safeguard sensitive data.


In healthcare, the reliance on third-party services raised substantial security concerns. According to the HHS report, the healthcare sector faced increased threats stemming from the use of third-party services. This highlighted the need for stringent data sharing and access control measures to safeguard patient information. Furthermore, Verizon's DBIR revealed that phishing attacks continued to be a prevalent threat, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness and training among healthcare professionals.


The e-commerce and insurance sectors encountered their unique challenges. IBM report emphasized the escalating sophistication of cyber threats targeting e-commerce platforms. Security breaches and data theft incidents underscored the necessity for robust security measures in online retail. Additionally, the Verizon DBIR pointed out that web applications remained a prime target for attackers in various industries, including e-commerce. This reaffirmed the importance of regular vulnerability assessments, proactive threat detection, and incident response plans to protect customer data and business operations.


Risks Mitigation


  • Consistently check for vulnerabilities in your systems and prioritize addressing them

  • Keep software and systems up-to-date with the latest security patches

  • Regularly back up critical data and test recovery procedures

  • Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities

  • Conduct penetration testing and security assessments


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