Hospital Insider Threat

  • Luis Ayala


In 2011, Cybersecurity Watch Survey revealed that 60 percent of cyber-attacks come from outside entities. Sad to say, according to an IBM report, 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 and its weaknesses as well as an insider would. The following are the primary insider threats.


Counterproductive Work Behavior Workplace Violence Hospital Network Corporate Network Insider Threat 

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Ayala
    • 1
  1. 1.FredericksburgUSA

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