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E-Health Companies Cyber Attack Reports 2023
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Insights into E-Health Cybersecurity Trends: What to Be Prepared For and Is Your Infrastructure Secure?
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The year 2023 witnessed a continuation of the cybersecurity challenges that have persisted in sectors crucial to our digital lives and well-being.

 

The '2023 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)' sheds light on key insights into the evolving threat landscape. Notably, 74% of all breaches included a human element, implicating individuals in various capacities, such as through errors, privilege misuse, use of stolen credentials, or social engineering. This underscores the significance of robust cybersecurity training and awareness programs for personnel operating within these sectors.

External actors continued to dominate the threat landscape, accounting for 83% of breaches. The primary motivation behind these attacks remained financially driven, with a staggering 95% of breaches fueled by monetary gain.

 

The report identifies three primary avenues through which attackers gain access to organizations: stolen credentials, phishing attacks, and the exploitation of vulnerabilities. These entry points serve as critical focal areas for organizations aiming to bolster their cybersecurity posture.

 

Notably, the top patterns of breaches in 2023 were System Intrusion, Basic Web Application Attacks, and Miscellaneous Errors, collectively representing 75% of all breaches. These findings underscore the necessity of comprehensive vulnerability assessments, regular system updates, and proactive threat detection to counteract these prevalent attack vectors.

Regarding data compromised, the report reveals a concerning trend with personal data being compromised in 67% of breaches and medical data in 54%. These statistics highlight the pressing need for enhanced data protection measures, particularly within the healthcare and e-health sectors, where sensitive patient information is at risk.

 

In conclusion, the cybersecurity landscape for 2023 continues to pose formidable challenges for the healthcare, e-health, eCommerce, and insurance sectors. As breaches increasingly involve human elements, the significance of cybersecurity training and awareness cannot be overstated. With the majority of breaches motivated by financial gains, organizations must remain steadfast in implementing stringent security measures and vigilance to safeguard their digital environments.

 

The prevalence of stolen credentials, phishing attacks, and vulnerabilities as entry points necessitates a proactive approach to security, including regular vulnerability assessments and updates.

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Reports that have been used for this analysis:

Health Threat Landscape.pdf

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2023-dbir_full-report-final-1.pdf

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2022-retrospective-and-2023-look-ahead.pdf

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