Threat actors responsible for any recent significant security incident in U.S. healthcare organizations as of 2018

Threat actors for any recent security incident in healthcare organizations U.S. 2018 This statistic depicts the share of threat actors responsible for any recent significant security incident in U.S. healthcare organizations as of 2018. According to the survey, 37.6 percent of respondents characterized online scam artists (e.g., phishing, spear phishing) as the main threat actors related to any recent significant security incident in their organizations.
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Threat actorPercentage of respondents
Online scam artist (e.g., phishing, spear phishing)37.6%
Negligent insider (well-meaning but negligent individuals with trusted access who may facilitate or cause a data breach or other cyber incident)20.8%
Hacker (e.g., cybercriminal, script kiddie, or other bad actor)20.1%
Malicious insider (bad actors with trusted access who seek to steal information or damage IT infrastructure)5.4%
Social engineer (e.g., vishing or otherwise) (not via online means)4.7%
Don't know4%
Hacktivist (hacking for a politically or socially motivated purpose; not a nation state actor)4%
Nation state actor2%
Other1.3%
Threat actorPercentage of respondents
Online scam artist (e.g., phishing, spear phishing)37.6%
Negligent insider (well-meaning but negligent individuals with trusted access who may facilitate or cause a data breach or other cyber incident)20.8%
Hacker (e.g., cybercriminal, script kiddie, or other bad actor)20.1%
Malicious insider (bad actors with trusted access who seek to steal information or damage IT infrastructure)5.4%
Social engineer (e.g., vishing or otherwise) (not via online means)4.7%
Don't know4%
Hacktivist (hacking for a politically or socially motivated purpose; not a nation state actor)4%
Nation state actor2%
Other1.3%
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This statistic depicts the share of threat actors responsible for any recent significant security incident in U.S. healthcare organizations as of 2018. According to the survey, 37.6 percent of respondents characterized online scam artists (e.g., phishing, spear phishing) as the main threat actors related to any recent significant security incident in their organizations.
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Release date
2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2017 and January 2018
Number of respondents
239 respondents
Special properties
qualified information security professionals in U.S. healthcare organizations
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "Thinking about your organization’s most recent significant incident, which of the following best characterizes the threat actor?"

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