Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute® IRM|Analysis Insight Bulletin

Most Common Security Weaknesses Found In Hospitals & Health Systems

Hospital Executives might direct their immediate attention to these top vulnerabilities and, perhaps, take immediate action to reduce their organization’s risk profile. We analyzed high and critical risks facing hospitals and health systems found in our database and summarized them based on Clearwater’s comprehensive method of evaluating administrative, technical and physical vulnerabilities. Based on this analysis, we discovered the three most common critical and high security risks found during a HIPAA Risk Analysis using our software were: 

  • User Authentication Deficiencies
  • Endpoint Leakage
  • Excessive User Permissions