How the healthcare sector is waking up to phishing threats [Q&A]

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The healthcare sector is a popular target for phishing attacks, yet it’s failing to adopt simple measures like DMARC that could offer protection to both patients and staff. A new report from cyber security company Agari reveals that fewer than 10 percent NHS Trusts and Boards in the UK have self-certified as using DMARC. Globally 77 percent of healthcare organizations don’t have a DMARC policy. Agari analyzed the DMARC policy status of 40 UK healthcare organizations, including hospital groups and healthcare insurers, and 5000 known NHS domains. It finds, worryingly that 92 percent of domains are carrying fraudulent email. We…

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