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Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2155-6_5

5. Hospital Insider Threat

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

In 2011, Cybersecurity Watch Survey 1 revealed that 60 percent of cyber-attacks come from outside entities. Sad to say, according to an IBM report,2 55 percent of all attacks in 2014 were carried out by malicious insiders or were inadvertent mistakes. A malicious insider with access to a hospital network has the potential to do the most physical damage to medical equipment and hospital facilities. Insider threats to critical infrastructure are more serious than outsider threats because an outside attacker is less likely to know the hospital network vulnerabilities ...

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