Low-Hanging Fruit

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Healthcare providers represent an attractive target for hackers due to the wealth of information they store about their patients. The Cipher Brief Spoke to Greg Porter, founder of information security consulting firm Allegheny Digital, about the nature of the cyber-threat for the healthcare industry. He says that healthcare providers should be more proactive in their cyber-defenses, and that they should prepare for insider threats as well as external ones.

The Cipher Brief: It seems like there is a trend towards a greater number of hackers targeting healthcare providers. Is this the case and, if so, what is responsible for this trend?

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