Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute® IRM|Analysis Insight Bulletin

Most Common Security Weaknesses Found in Laptops in Hospitals & Health Systems

Laptops quickly come to mind when security leaders think about potential vulnerabilities for their organization. They are highly portable, can be accessed remotely, and are at high risk for theft. CCI 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 that laptops, because of their vulnerabilities, rank 6th among sources of risk.

Let’s explore the top vulnerabilities putting laptops data at risk for hospitals and health systems:

  • Endpoint Data Loss
  • Excessive User Permissions
  • Dormant Accounts