Dirk Schrader , VP of Security Research at Netwrix second is to convince a user to click on a seemingly genuine website link or email attachment , to deploy the malware . With this , sector leaders ’ concerns surrounding cloud security are warranted , particularly when it comes to the cyber-hygiene practices used by external and third-party users . In fact , 48 % of healthcare organisations consider contractors and partners with legitimate access to data in the cloud as their biggest security risk .
How healthcare organisations can protect the cloud
Nearly three-quarters of leaders ( 69 %) throughout the healthcare sector see the cloud as a way to reduce costs , while 55 % see it as a way to enhance their cybersecurity . Another 33 % mention cloud adoption as a measure to enable remote and hybrid work capabilities . To mitigate the risks of emerging cyberthreats , some organisations have already taken steps towards improving their cloud security posture . As pre-emptive measures , 73 % of healthcare facilities have chosen to use encryption , 66 % have implemented Multi- Factor Authentication ( MFA ) solutions and 61 % have enforced internal employee cybertraining .
However , it is important to consider the internal challenges healthcare organisations face which could contribute to the increasing rate of successful attacks and the