As the threat of cyber attacks hangs over the healthcare industry, providers increasingly understand that lost laptops or other data memory devices are no longer the greatest breach threat.

The most worrisome threat now is social engineering by hackers to trick employees into giving access to an organization’s information network, said Chris Bowen, founder and chief security officer at cloud-hosting and security services firm ClearDATA, during an interview at HIMSS16. “We’ve seen an uptick in investments of social engineering simulations. If an employee clicks on a link they should not, it takes them to a training page.”

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