Endpoint data loss, excessive user permissions, and dormant accounts make up 70 percent of all high and critical risk scenarios for laptop vulnerabilities at hospitals and health systems across the country, according to new findings released by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI), which leverages insights from Clearwater’s proprietary database—the industry’s largest and most complete database focused exclusively on the unique cybersecurity risk profiles of hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and business associates.
Despite efforts to make laptops more secure, the CCI study found they remain a Top 10 cybersecurity risk for hospitals and health systems. Upon further study, CCI found that the No. 1 vulnerability among laptops — endpoint data loss — remains so high because of continued deficiencies in these important controls:
“It may seem like a given, but the questions that hospitals and health systems need to be constantly considering are, do we know for certain that the security measures we have adopted for these things have been properly implemented,” said Clearwater’s Jon Stone, who leads CCI and serves as senior vice president for Product Innovation. “Further, do the risk ratings associated with these controls bring the right level of attention to these major risks?”
See the complete the findings and learn how to address these high-risk factors here.
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