Pharma, device manufacturers worry government-sponsored hackers will target research, financial information

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers see hackers as the biggest threat to their organizations, and executives are primarily concerned that bad actors will target their company’s financial information and intellectual property. More than half of senior IT and security executives at large pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies said the biggest threat to their organization was government-sponsored hackers, according to a survey of 100 executives released by the auditing and advisory firm KPMG. Individual hackers and “hacktivists” ranked a...