IDC Technology Spotlight: Advanced Network Security to Protect Against Cyberthreats

Nearly every week, another healthcare organization reports a serious privacy and security breach that has compromised tens of thousands to millions of consumer health records. In the past, these breaches occurred because a mobile device was accidentally left behind in a coffee shop or stolen from an employee's car. Today's breaches involve cybercriminals representing sophisticated organized crime rings and, in some extreme cases, nation states engaging in cyberespionage. Often, the intrusion starts with a phishing or spear phishing attack that involves social engineering. This paper examines the increased threat from phishing attacks on healthcare organizations. It also looks at the role an advanced threat protection framework and FortiGuard services can play in this strategically important security market.