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The 2020 Spotlight Report on Healthcare

Analysis of security in the healthcare industry from January-May 2020
The 2020 Spotlight Report on Healthcare
The 2020 Spotlight Report on Healthcare
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Attackers go after data wherever it is stored. In healthcare, that data is migrating to the cloud. This rapid transition is happening faster than due diligence can be applied by security teams which causes the risk of exposure of sensitive data.

This report contains analysis and findings from our opt-in healthcare customers from January-May 2020.

Key highlights include:

  • 38% increase in command-and-control behaviors, which indicates remote access of internal
  • A doubling of data exfiltration, which indicates data leaving internal healthcare networks to external destinations like cloud services
  • Smash-and grab behaviors have increased significantly, which occurs when medical IoT devices send large volumes of data to a hosted cloud site.
  • Data smuggler activity also increased, likely caused by immense volumes of patient medical records migrating to cloud storage.

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