A paper tiger is a fake tiger, made of paper. It may appear to be a real tiger, but it has no substance, is unable to stand up to challenge, and can't perform any other tiger duties. Let's do the cybersecurity industry a favor and work to get rid of the paper tigers.
Common sense is not always common practice, especially with cybersecurity. Most of the breaches we see today are not because some super cool artificial intelligence firewall failed.
Organizational leaders must understand that comprehensive, risk-based decisions are vital to balancing the force multiplying effects of information systems with the risk of those systems being inherently vulnerable to exploitation. If you want to prevent or reduce the likelihood of an attack, you have to risk management strategy: how your organization will frame, assess, respond to and monitor risk over time.
The number of healthcare cybersecurity breaches is on the rise with tens of millions affected in larger breaches, but hackers may target even regional insurers, smaller healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and individual physician’s offices. These breaches put medical facilities, insurers, and practitioners in the hot seat because they are liable for the security of the information they gather.
We look at five of the worst cybersecurity breaches of all time. There are many ways to rank the largest cybersecurity breaches. We chose to highlight those that affected the most records, triggered the highest dollar impact, was repeated, was an inside job, and the most egregious.