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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Healthcare “continues to be one of the most challenging and high stakes environments for cybersecurity,” said one panelist. Before CyberTini, Anchor Ventures and bwtech@UMBC gathered leaders from both industries.

When it comes to cybersecurity, the insider threat is one of the most vexing challenges faced by healthcare organizations. It is the internal threat posed by employees, contractors or business associates that have information and access to the data and computer systems of that healthcare provider. This particular threat isn’t driven by evil intent, but rather human error. In fact, a report issued earlier this year by Verizon said more than half of analyzed incidents over a year period were attributed to insiders, making it a bigger threat than outside attacks.

That was one of the topics for a panel discussion when entrepreneurs, investors and researchers gathered Thursday, October 11, at the University of Maryland BioPark for an event co-hosted by Anchor Ventures and bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator.

Bringing together two areas that are often cited near the top of the state’s tech strengths, the event focused on cybersecurity issues in healthcare. The panel featured a group of experts from a variety of sectors.

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