Top Three 2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends

In recent months, the healthcare industry has been the number one target of cyberattacks, exposing tens of millions of customers identities around the world, costing more than $1 billion USD in losses.Executives from the National Association of County and City Health Officials say that healthcare breaches can cost up to $400 a patient, and yet, only 33 percent of the industry has taken the preventative measure of protecting themselves properly. With billions of people across the world entrusting healthcare organizations to protect their identities, and these same organizations relying on their critical infrastructure to secure it all, it becomes crucial to not just have the right cybersecurity solution in place to stop an attack before it has a catastrophic impact, but to ensure they are able to prevent future ones from ever happening.My provider organization the San Diego-based Scripps Healthtakes cybersecurity seriously, and has for many years. In 2013, we determined to take an identity-first approach to protect both internal and external data, and engaged with firms such as SecureAuth to pioneer an identity solution that would protect both internal and external data according to our unique needs. Today, we continue to evolve our solution to keep up emerging threats, and to stay ahead of threat trends and attackers.Below are some of the biggest cybersecurity threat trends facing the healthcare industry for 2019, and some recommendations to combat them.

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