Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Risk Management

Securing the Email Channel in Healthcare
Securing the Email Channel in Healthcare

In the wake of recent, massive data breaches, healthcare security teams now focus on building strong perimeter defenses and controls against inbound email threats. Internal employees are protected, but what about protecting the business's external customers?

Register for this webinar, where we'll discuss:

  • Why healthcare companies are suddenly desirable targets for cybercriminals
  • How cyberattacks targeting customers destroy brand reputation and consumer trust
  • The steps healthcare organizations can take to secure their email channel and protect customers, including implementing email authentication technologies such as DMARC

Background

In the past decade, the healthcare industry has experienced an IT revolution. Doctors are emailing patients, people are shopping for health insurance online, and digital patient portals archive health data electronically, transforming face-to-face medical visits and empowering patients like never before.

But while there are many positive benefits to this explosion in healthcare IT reduced paper work, better patient/doctor coordination, cuts in unnecessary tests and procedures there are also major risks.

The number of information security breaches reported by healthcare providers soared 60% from 2013 to 2014 almost double the increase seen in other industries. Why? Because medical data is extremely valuable to cybercriminals worth 10x more than a credit card number on the black market. Unfortunately, this data is also difficult to protect, and one of the most vulnerable digital channels - email - is a primary way cybercriminals can gain access to it. To make matters worse, healthcare companies are struggling to fight back. Cost pressures buckle security efforts, cloud-based communications expose new security risks, and medical data theft is more difficult than ever to track, taking more than twice as long to identify compared to regular identify theft.

In this webinar we'll discuss why healthcare companies need to care about email attacks targeting customers, including:

  • Why healthcare companies are desirable targets for cybercriminals.
  • How cyberattacks targeting customers destroy brand reputation and consumer trust.
  • The steps healthcare organizations can take to secure their email channel and protect customers, including implementing email authentication technologies, such as Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.

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