Cyber Security Survey Among Drug and Medical Device Makers

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Pharmaceutical Executive

KPMG LLP-the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm-released its 2017 Cyber Healthcare & Life Sciences Survey, which found that government-sponsored hackers were the biggest threat to cyber security amid executives responsible for technology, information, and security at drug and medical device makers.

Nation-state hackers topped the list of threats from 53% of respondents, followed by individual hackers and “hacktavists”-computer hackers targeted at promoting a political or social cause. The data hackers are seeking includes financial information (69%) followed by patents and clinical research (63%), the survey of 100 U.S. tech, data, and security executives from life sciences companies found.