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Medical Record Exfiltration

Medical record exfiltration is a major security issue. The nature of our medical system requires that, at any given time, our medical data can be stored with several different parties: health care providers, insurance providers, and other supporting parties. Sensitive personal information such as mental health, medical diagnoses, and personal images are just a few types of data that need to be fiercely protected. Deceptively worded phishing attacks are common infiltrations techniques adversaries use. Once clicked, those targeted phish campaigns contain malware allowing the attacker access and exfiltrate medical records out of to the compromised network.

Exfiltration is the process of data leaving the network manually, or carried out through malicious programming. If an adversary can successfully compromise a network, medical record exfiltration can take place which puts our most sensitive and private information in the wrong hands.

The Threatcare Suite offers proactive cyber defense through assessment by providing cloud-based hacker simulations, enabling companies to know — without a doubt — if they are at risk. Threatcare contains a BAS (Breach and Attack Simulation) Technology platform. “Perfect practice” using Threatcare trains an organization’s security professions to respond to real-world threats as they occur. Medical record exfiltration can take many forms, and without defense-in-depth practice sensitive information can find its way outside the network.

The first step to protecting your data is medical record exfiltration awareness.

There are dozens of different ways hackers can execute both an infiltration and an exfiltration. Threatcare helps you fine-tune your cybersecurity stack to anticipate and prevent these attacks, ensuring peace of mind. You have a right to know your data is secure.

Medical record exfiltration can lead to significant consequences. In early 2017, an employee at a university medical school fell victim to a phishing attack, compromising over 80,000 patient records. Officials learned of the attack seven weeks later and as a result the unauthorized party may have gained access to any number of sensitive records. While the university responded appropriately, patient trust was likely damaged and, unfortunately, these incidents happen far too frequently.